As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation statistics, the city reported 234 new cases on Tuesday compared to 159 on Monday.
Sources said more than 15 Covid cases were detected from the complex in the recent days following which the BMC sealed the complex to check further spread of the infection.
While the city’s residents largely remained indoors during the shutdown earlier, now blatant violation of utter disregard of guidelines meant for their own safety has emerged as a cause of concern.
Similarly all other religious institutions like church, gurudwara and mosque will open from August 23 with adequate Covid-19 safety measures in place.
After registering a sharp decline, the coronavirus graph of the Bhubaneswar has started rising again.
Three DCHs in Cuttack are fast running out of ventilators while there is no vacancy in ICUs in two hospitals.
The offices that do not comply with the COVID norms will face closure and may also be sealed for indefinite period.
The number could be more as there is no clear data on how many among the single-dose vaccinated are locals.
One person each succumbed to the infection in Bhadrak, Boudh, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Nuapada and Sambalpur.
The doctor, who had been treating Sitaram for kidney disease, Omesh said, had warned of using steroid and blood thinner.
Despite the ongoing lockdown and weekend shutdown, sale of garments for Sabitri Brata and Raja is going on unabated in Bhubaneswar.
Officials said except SUM dedicated Covid hospital, almost all other DCHs and major private hospitals have run out of ICU and general beds.
The new infection count included 944 cases of local transmission and 175 cases of quarantine.
Even as Bhubaneswar is witnessing an unprecedented COVID surge, shortage of antigen kits has seriously hampered testing capacities.
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.