Bangladesh on Friday announced the detection of five new coronavirus patients, raising the number of such cases in the country to 61.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque said this through a video conference, according to a news agency.
The country has so far reported six deaths from COVID-19 disease.
The global death toll from coronavirus jumped to 53,190 on Friday.
It has so far infected 1,015,466 people around the world, according to worldometers.
Of them, 750,047 are currently being treated with 37,696 being in serious or critical condition.
So far, 212,229 people have recovered.
Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is affecting 200 countries and territories around the world and two international cruise ships.
The World Health Organization on March 11 declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic.
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