YANGON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported 45 more new COVID-19 confirmed cases on Monday morning, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The newly-confirmed cases brought the total number of infections in the country to 1,464.

Due to the recent increasing number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country, the Myanmar government late Sunday announced only half of its staff to attend the offices on a rotational basis starting from Wednesday.

A total of 166,433 samples have been tested for COVID-19 and 7,766 patients are currently under investigation, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, 385 patients have recovered from the disease.

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