YANGON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of COVID-19 in Myanmar has increased to 24 after four more deaths were reported on Monday morning, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

According to the release, a 75-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman, a 51-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman with underlying diseases recently tested positive for COVID-19, passed away on Friday and Sunday.

On Monday morning, 83 more COVID-19 confirmed cases were reported in the country, bringing the number of infections to 3,015 in total, the ministry's figures showed.

According to the ministry's figures, 699 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

Myanmar reported its first two positive cases of COVID-19 on March 23.