The state had registered its previous highest single- day spike of 4,330 coronavirus cases on September 20, he said.
Five fresh fatalities were recorded in Khurda, four in Puri, two in Kendrapara, and one each Bolangir, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Subarnapur and Rayagada, the official said.
At least 3,779 patients were cured of the disease during the day, taking the number of recoveries to 1,61,044, which is 81.79 per cent of the state's caseload.
The state's case fatality rate now stands at 0.38 per cent, he said
currently has 35,039 active cases, accounting for 17.79 per cent of the state's caseload.
Fifty-three COVID-19 patients died due to comorbidities, according to the official.
More than 29.56 lakh sample tests have been conducted in the state so far, including 50,570 on Wednesday, he said.
As the state continues to witness over 4,000 new cases daily since September 16, the government focused on precautionary measures to contain the spread of the disease, he added.
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