Indonesia reports another day of Covid-19 cases below 1,000 - 747 confirmed infections and 19 deaths on Sunday (Oct 17)

A young girl is admiring the selection of fishes in a mini aquarium when she was visiting the Jakarta Aquarium on Saturday (Oct 16, 2021) as the govt has eased many restrictions as Covid-19 cases are going below 1,000 over the last few days in the country. - AFP

JAKARTA, Oct 17 (Xinhua):The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 747 within one day to 4,234,758, with the death toll adding by 19 to 142,952, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 1,086 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of patients recovering from Covid-19 to 4,073,418.

To date, at least 107.50 million people in Indonesia have taken their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccines, 62.73 million have been fully vaccinated, and some 1.07 million Indonesians have received their third doses, the ministry added.

The Indonesian government aims to vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country.

It was a better news for Indonesia after a tragic Saturday (Oct 16) when three people were killed and seven others suffered broken bones with another one still buried under rubbles of a building after a 4.8-magnitude quake damaged houses in Indonesia's resort island of Bali in the early hours of the morning.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 3.18am local time with a depth of 10km, was located 8km northwest of Karangasem district, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said, adding the tremors were felt until nearby Lombok Island.

The jolt triggered no tsunami, the agency said.

Head of Operational Unit of the Disaster Management Agency of Bali Province Gede Adhi Tiana Putra told Xinhua that two people were killed in Bangli district, one person was dead and one was being evacuated from the debris in Karangasem district.

Seven people, who have broken bones after being hit by the concrete of the houses, were being treated at a nearby health clinic, he said.

Several houses were destroyed by the tremor and most of the damages were in Bangli district.

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