Meanwhile, at least 20 more people have succumbed to COVID in the State taking the overall death toll to 8,904.
Odisha is likely to be in a better position by next month and hospitalisation rate has also decreased to 8-9 per cent, said Bijay Mohapatra, Director, Health Services, Odisha.
The active cases in the State stand at 21,525 as a total of 12,37,976 people have so far recovered from the disease, including 3,624 on Sunday, said I&PR Department data.
Khordha district, comprising the Capital City Bhubaneswar, reported the maximum cases of 513, followed by 291 in Sundargarh and 138 in Cuttack, respectively.
With this, the cumulative Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 12,59,405 while a total of 12,15,380 people have recovered from the infection so far.
Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra said that Covid guidelines in the State have been designed to control the spread of the infections without disrupting the livelihoods of people.
Out of the 7,071 cases, 4,128 were detected in quarantine while 2,943 are local contact cases
Odisha had set a target to complete 90 per cent vaccination as per Modi government's 'Har Ghar Dastak' or the door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Of the 318 new cases, 186 were from quarantine centres while the remaining 132 were local contacts. Khurda district of which Bhubaneswar is a part, recorded the highest of 139 cases, followed by Cuttack (31).
Odisha currently has 4,581 active cases, while 603 people were cured of the disease on Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 10,25,025.
As per the government data, Odisha has recorded 615 cases in the last 24 hours including 323 from Khordha alone on October 13.
Odisha Health Director Bijay Mohapatra urged the people in the State to get double doses of vaccines at the earliest as the effect of post-Covid effects on the fully vaccinated people are less.
The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) for the day stood at 1.11%.
High rate of infections among children and adolescents has become a major cause of concern for the health authorities when Odisha government is preparing for possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
Odisha currently has 9,664 active cases while 9,81,316 patients have recovered so far, including 845 on Wednesday.
The Covid positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,70,814 after as many as 1,629 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.
Cuttack has the highest daily infection count today among all the districts in the State with as many as 335 people testing positive for the virus in the district.
Odisha reported deaths of as many as 65 patients who were tested positive for the virus on Wednesday
The Covid positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,35,136 after as many as 2,806 people tested positive for the virus on Friday
The Covid-19 tally in Odisha rose to 9,21,896 while the death toll surged to 4,196 after as many as 2,870 people tested positive for the virus and 42 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours
With this, the active cases in the State increased to 31,231 while 8,77,540 patients recovered, including 3,233 on Wednesday, from the disease so far.
The daily infection numbers of Covid continues to oscillate in the State with as many as 3,371 persons testing positive for the Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Nine deaths were reported from Khordha district, including five in Bhubaneswar while five each from Bargarh, Nayagarh and Puri.
In the last fortnight, the Ct values in the State have nearly doubled to around 30 from 14-15 during the peak month of May. Worldwide the scientist community is unanimous that a high Ct value means low transmission of the virus
The cumulative Covid-19 count in the State stood at 8,25,110 while the death toll jumped to 3,080. The active cases in the State remained at 65,336 and 7,56,641 patients have so far recovered from the disease
Odisha on Wednesday registered its highest ever single-day Covid-19 toll with as many as 40 people succumbing to the virus while 8,399 new cases were reported across the State in the last 24 hours.
Odisha on Tuesday reported 37 more fatalities due to Covid-19 and 8,735 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative death toll in the State jumped to 2791 while the total positive cases reached 773732.
At least 33 patients undergoing treatment for Covid-19 succumbed in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 2,719 in Odisha
Stressing that the positivity rate is more important than the number of positive cases, the State Director of Health services Bijay Mohapatra on Friday said that the the positivity rate in Odisha is not high as compared to the number of testing.
The tribal-dominated Bonda Ghati in Malkangiri that was relatively untouched by the Covid-19 virus in the first wave has seen a surge in cases during the second wave.
It’s been close to 10 days that a lockdown is in force in the state yet there is no significant decline observed in the daily Covid-19 infections.
Odisha records 10,982 more positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. At least 17 more persons succumbed to the deadly infection in state.
Odisha witnessed a marginal drop in new positive cases as daily infections dropped to below 10,000 after five days.
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