Bhubaneswar: The daily COVID caseload in the capital city, which had dropped below 200 in the last two days, surged to 234 in the last 24 hours.
The city reported 159 cases each on Monday and Sunday, 216 on Saturday, 233 on Friday and 267 on Thursday.
According to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), 52 of the new patients on the day are from quarantine and 182 local contacts.
Of the local contacts, maximum 14 cases were reported from Patia, followed by 10 each from Pokhariput and Nayapalli and 8 from Old Town.
As many as 156 patients recovered from the disease while the number of deceased due to COVID went upto 1,037 with two more deaths reported during the period.
The active cases stood at 3,636 while total 1,15,019 people have been infected by the virus so far.