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Covid-19: India reports 170 fresh infections in a day

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Given the fresh surge in infections some countries, RT-PCR tests have been made mandatory for flyers coming from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand from 1 January NEW DELHI: India reported 170 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said in an update on Monday.

The country’s active caseload has declined to 2,371, with total reported cases since the pandemic hit in 2020 stands at 4,46,80,094 and death toll at 530,721.

Active cases comprise 0.01% of the total infections, and the recovery rate has risen to 98.80%, according to the health ministry.

As of now, Karnataka has 223 active cases, Kerala has 1,369 active cases, Maharashtra has 125, Odisha 91 cases, Rajasthan 68 active cases, Tamil Nadu has 65 active cases, Uttar Pradesh 26, and West Bengal has 56 active cases.

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