India, June 28 -- Even as the city's recovery rate is over 58 per cent as of June 26 and the mortality rate remains below four per cent at 3.8 per cent, the number of critical patients is on the rise, according to Pune Municipal Corporation data.

Out of the 5,575 active cases as of Friday, 330 are in critical condition which is about 5.9 per cent of the active cases, according to PMC data. Also, out of the 580 beds without ventilators, 230 are occupied and 60 ICU beds with ventilator are occupied out of 288 beds.

Increase in critical cases means that there is added pressure on the health infrastructure and medical experts.

Shekhar Gaikwad, PMC commissioner, said, "Only private hospitals have the required number of ventilators and ICU b...