YANGON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported five more COVID-19 deaths with 154 new cases on Saturday morning, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

As of Saturday morning, the death toll reached 75 while the number of infections was recorded at 4,621, the release said.

During the second wave of the outbreak starting Aug. 16, infection cases are increasing daily in the country, especially in Yangon region.

To accommodate the increasing number of infected patients, the government has been arranging temporary hospitals in the region.

The virus was first detected in Myanmar on March 23.