AIIMS-Bhubaneswar has been sanctioned with three new diagnostic facilities by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of Health Research.
The civic body has urged the State government to run the SUM DCH in its full strength and Aditya Ashwini DCH at 50 per cent of its capacity from this week onwards.
Health department sources said of the fresh cases detected from 29 of the 30 districts, 812 were in quarantine and 562 were local infections.
The State Capital saw 39 per cent rise in its daily caseload as 150 persons tested positive in the city in the last 24 hours against 108 on Thursday.
Along with the eight districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Khurda, Cuttack, and Puri districts are turning out as major hotspots during the second wave.
Sepoy Nihar Ranjan Nayak's wife Sunita Lenka levelled the allegations against DCP Bijay Kumar Sahoo alleging that the latter was harassing her husband by asking him to arrange women for him.
Meanwhile, police are facing difficulties in investigation as most of the CCTV cameras installed at the exit points of the city by Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd are yet to be operational.
A maximum of 100 persons will be allowed at marriage functions with strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour and maintenance of social distancing.
On Wednesday, mercury soared past 44 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar. Moreover, the Capital city has experienced its hottest March since it came into being in 1948.
The civic body has also advised senior citizens, persons with co-morbidities and children below 10 years of age not to attend the gatherings for celebration.
Health officials said the new cases are on the rise in Nuapada, Bargarh, Sundargarh and Kalahandi districts due to inter-state movement of people to Chhattisgarh.
Amid the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in some districts, the State government on Wednesday issued guidelines for April in view of religious festivals and the ensuing Pipili by-poll.
The city reported 29 cases in the last 24 hours of which one was detected from a coaching institute near Gajapati Nagar.
In its seasonal forecast of April, May and June, IMD has said maximum temperature will remain above normal in Odisha during these three months.
The Vice-President will confer Doctor Honoris Causa on five eminent Odias who have excelled in different fields in the country.