Active cases have surpassed the 19-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
Tope termed 'false' media reports that the shortage of medical oxygen resulted in the death of COVID-19 patients in some parts of the state.
Dr P Anil Kashinath was treating Covid-19 patients before the infection got him in the last week of March.
Since then, the group of three women have conducted the final rites of about 30 people.
33,514 active Covid cases; whopping 11,396 individuals hospitalised; 4,446 fresh infections
As many as 5,004 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 2,43,603, leaving the region with 66,208 active cases, he said.
The virus that surfaced in late 2019 in central China and the ensuing pandemic has infected more than 100 million people, leaving billions more under crippling lockdowns.
The Naveen Patnaik government has also clamped night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am in the urban areas of the rest 20 districts and suspended inter-state bus operations.
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday pulled up the state government for not maintaining the data of Covid dedicated hospitals, vacant beds and testing.
On Thursday, a number of videos went viral on social media showing men fitting the tin sheet wall around the crematorium boundary.
Speaking to reporters during a visit to Greece, Kluge did point to "early signs that transmission may be slowing across several countries" and cited "declining incidence" among the oldest people.
When asked about the bodies being taken in a garbage van for cremation, the CMHO said that the Nagar Panchayat was responsible for making the arrangements.
The Qabristan one of Delhi’s largest burial grounds has been receiving over two dozen to three dozen bodies every day.
However, BBMP workers, ambulance drivers and family members of the deceased have to wait for at least three hours and it’s almost likely they have to wait for the whole day.
On Wednesday morning, relatives of Zaheer Hussain and Arumugam collected the bodies and left for their respective villages.