New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): The COVID-19 case tally of India reached 1,02,86,710 on January 01 after reporting 20,036 new cases in the last 24 hours. 256 casualties linked with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours took the death toll to 1,48,994. Active infections, currently at 2,54,254. Whereas, total cured cases are at 98,83,461. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 17,31,11,694 samples tested for COVID-19 up to Dec 31. Of these, 10,62,420 samples were tested yesterday.