YANGON, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 infections in Myanmar has risen to 127 in total, with four more confirmed cases reported on Thursday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Of the newly confirmed cases, all patients are from Yangon region with no travelling history in the past 14 days but were in close contact with previously confirmed patients.

Of the total confirmed patients, three are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Waibargi Hospital and South Okkalapa Hospital in Yangon region while the rest of patients are in good condition, the release added.

According to the ministry's release, nine patients have recovered from the disease so far.

Myanmar has reported five deaths of COVID-19 disease as of Thursday since the infectious disease was first detected in the country on March 23.

Nighttime curfews have been imposed in Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, Yangon and Mandalay regions amid fears of COVID-19 spread.

According to a recent release by the Health and Sports Ministry, the government has banned gatherings of five people and above in the country, as part of the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.