The 521 new cases included 65 children and adolescents in the group of 0 to 18 years.
Prafulla Rout was involved in spreading awareness on COVID safety norms and even carried out distribution of face masks among villagers.
Jeypore tehsildar Tully Amma Pradhan said police patrolling has been intensified to check crowding in the town.
The infection rose significantly in rural Khurda following the arrival of migrants from different states for Dussehra.
In Cuttack, markets at Choudhury Bazaar, Nandi Sahi, Pithapur, Buxi Bazaar, Mangalabag, Ranihat and Badambadi witnessed huge rush since morning.
The committees have been authorised to audit and issue official documents for Covid-related deaths to the kin of victims.
The infections that had come down from a range of 600 a week back to 407 on October 3 rose again due to mindless congregations ahead of the festivities.
Three districts -- Nabarangpur, Gajapati and Boudh--reported no new cases.
Fatalities should be categorised as Covid deaths as virus aggravated their health condition leading to deaths, say experts
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.
The Additional Chief Secretary, Health department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra had filed two affidavits - one on July 19 and another on July 27.
Khurda district registered the highest number of new patients at 259, while Nabarangpur did not report any fresh case.
The long wait for darshan of the Trinity came to an end as the doors of Sri Jagannath Temple were opened for all on Monday.
Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Dr CBK Mohanty said if the country reports four lakh cases daily, the number of infections in the State may reach 14,000 a day.
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.