Officials said that 2 CCCs are functional: one at the Ambedkar Nagar Hospital with 50 beds and the other at the Balak Ram Hospital with 25 beds.
Of the fresh cases, 123 cases were from the age group of 0-18 years and 360 were local contacts. Though infections in Khurda, Cuttack and Puri came down marginally, cases went up by 30 pc in Sundargar
The State reported over 500 cases for the second consecutive day on Sunday, pushing the active cases to 3000 and a majority of the fresh infections were from the seven districts.
With the highest single day surge in the early days of fourth wave, health officials feared, the infection count will increase in the State that has eased almost all restrictions.
Health authorities said they are keeping a close watch on the rising trend and initiating measures as appropriate.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said cases were on the rise in 110 countries, mostly driven by the omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
Health department officials are perplexed as to how districts and urban local bodies will function without the required manpower at a time when there is every possibility of an increase in cases.
Around four patients in Puducherry recovered during the last 24 hours and the overall recovery was 1,63,948.
The country's daily Covid positivity rate was recorded at 0.20 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.23 per cent.
The decision was made during a meeting on Thursday in which local people and government officers participated.
The ministry asserted that the government has enough stocks to conduct tests for up to six weeks and over two lakh samples have been tested so far.