As the COVID-19 outbreak is getting worse, Pakistan coronavirus death toll is also rising as five more casualties were have been reported just this morning bringing the country’s total to 21 with over 1600 cases now.
One of the latest victims of the COVID-19 virus is a medical worker from Gilgit Baltistan identified as 55 year old Malik Ashdar who was working at the government health unit in Sumair Village, Nagar.
According to sources, he contracted coronavirus due to lack of protective gear and later transferred to Minapin quarantine center where he was under treatment for a week before he passed away. This makes it the second coronavirus death in Gilgit Baltistan
Two more deaths took place in Sindh where the patients were 66 and 52 years old according to the Health and Population Welfware Department Sindh and the patients already had underlying health conditions.
According to the tweet from the Health Department Sindh, the patients were exposed to COVID-19 at the Raiwind Ijtima. This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in to five in Sindh.
Other two coronavirus deaths took place in Rawalpindi, Punjab bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 7 which is the highest in the country.
The news was confirmed by the Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Anwarul Haq. One patient a was 63 year old man who had travel history to the UK and was admitted for treatment two weeks ago at an isolation center at a government hospital.
The other patient was a 55 year old woman who is said to have been diabetic and was under treatment in Taxila.