YANGON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported six more locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning, bringing the number of infections to 586 in total, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

Of the newly patients, five are from Rakhine state who were under quarantine due to close contact with recently confirmed patients while the other one is from Yangon region who had traveling history to Sittwe township of Rakhine state in the past 14 days.

Due to the increasing number of locally transmitted cases in Rakhine state recently, the Myanmar government imposed the stay-at-home order in all townships of Rakhine state on Wednesday.

A total of 149,861 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far and 7,343 patients are under investigation at present, the ministry's figures showed.

According to the ministry's figures, 345 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

Myanmar reported its first two positive cases of COVID-19 on March 23, with six deaths so far.