Coronavirus cases are increasing at a rapid pace in the country amidst the second wave. According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, 3 lakh 23 thousand 144 new cases of corona infection have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the sixth consecutive day when more than 3 lakh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in a single day, after which the total number of infected people has increased to 1,76,36,307. Whereas 2,771 patients have died during this period and the total death toll has gone up to 1,97,894. The recovery rate of infected patients has come down to 82.54%.