Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases on Monday as 4,198 more people, including state BJP chief Samir Mohanty, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
The fresh infections have pushed the state's coronavirus tally to 1,55,005.
Eleven more patients succumbed to the infection, taking the state's coronavirus death toll to 637, the official said.
Odisha had reported its previous highest single-day spike of 3,996 cases on September 11, he said.
The state also registered recovery of as many as 3,382 patients taking the total number of persons cured of the infection to 1,22,024 which is 78.72 per cent of the caseload.
The state now has 32,291 active cases.
As many as 2,476 new cases were reported from different quarantine centres, while 1,722 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing.
The new cases included 41 inmates of the Circle Jail at Baripada, said Vinit Bharadwaj, the District Magistrate cum Collector of Mayurbhanj.
The number of infections among jail inmates has increased to 81, the collector said.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new cases at 758, followed by Cuttack (367) and Puri (310). Ten other districts registered more than 100 fresh infections each, he said.