Indonesia reports 4,127 Covid-19 cases as total goes above 1.566 million; more death and injury from quake in East Java


People salvage their belongings from a house damaged by an earthquake in Lumajang, East Java province, Indonesia April 11, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. - via Reuters

JAKARTA, April 11 (Xinhua): The Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,127 within one day to 1,566,995, with the death toll adding by 87 to 42,530, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 5,219 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,414,507.

The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

Specifically, within the past 24 hours, Jakarta recorded 1,031 new cases, West Java 747, East Java 249, South Kalimantan 241 and Central Java 205

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, eight people were killed and 39 injured as the 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia's western province of East Java a day earlier, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.

The agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said 1,189 houses were destroyed in several districts including Lumajang, Malang, Blitar, Jember, Trenggalek and Blitar.

Hundreds of such public buildings as health centers, education facilities, places of worship and office buildings were also damaged, the spokesman said.

Shelters for the evacuees and logistics facilities have been established.

Food including rice, fast food and noodles as well as blankets and tarpaulins have been distributed by the provincial administration.

The 6.1-magnitude quake hit at 2pm Jakarta time (0700 GMT) on Saturday with the epicentre at 96 km south of Kepanjen town of Malang district and the depth at 80 km under the seabed, according to the agency. - Xinhua
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