The Yunnan provincial government said more than 2,400 people were injured in Sunday’s 6.1 magnitude quake.
The quake struck about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday about 370 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of the Yunnan provincial capital of Kunming.
Over 1,591 were injured in Ludian County and the quake also left 60 dead and 193 injured in Qiaojia County.
More than 1,000 soldiers were helping rescue efforts, and tents and bedding were sent to aid survivors.
The Yunan Provincial Civil Affairs Department has sent 500 tents and 1,000 folding beds to the quake-hit areas.
Authorities have sent 400 tents and quilts for displaced residents and several thousands more have been made ready.
No casualties have been reported,but displacement is huge.
360 schools and 77,000 students were affected by the 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China.
About 900 people were injured in quake measuring 6.6 which was followed by over 400 aftershocks.
The townships of Meichuan and Puma seriously hit;
many homes in quake-hit region collapse.
Lushan and Baoxing counties hardest-hit on Saturday had escaped the worst of the damage.
The death toll in Saturdays earthquake in Sichuan province rose to 207 even as the number of injured persons crossed 11,500 in the rural communities around
About 90 people have been rescued from the debris of the collapsed buildings.
A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote,mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern Chinas Sichuan province
Most of the deaths were concentrated in Lushan,where water and electricity were cut off.