2020-04-01 13:52:36 BdST

Bangladesh reports sixth death as infections rise to 54


One more coronavirus patient has died in Bangladesh while three new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said.

This takes the number of deaths from Covid-19 to six and infected to 54 in the country, the health minister said while talking to journalists over a video call.

Six others have returned home after recovery in the last 24 hours, he added.

So far, a total of 26 have made recovery from the infection.

The minister also urged people all over the country to maintain social distancing and abide by the government's instructions to combat the spread of the disease.

He encouraged people to get tested if they have symptoms of Covid-19, adding that several hospitals are now equipped to conduct the test.

"Get tested more and stay assured," he said.

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