The BBMP has said the city would require 4,500 ICU beds for the third Covid wave, expected to hit the state by October or November. The decline in daily cases has meant that the city currently has adequate ICU and ventilator beds. Till 9 pm on Tuesday, 309 ICU beds were available in the government quota, besides 229 ventilator beds. “We currently have only 1,300 ICU beds in all. We need at least 4,500 beds for the third Covid-19 wave,” said Rajendra Cholan, Special Commissioner, Health, BBMP. On a positive note, nearly 104 makeshift ICU beds out of the 500 the government had set out to create across eight BBMP zones have been set up in three government hospitals in the city and are operational.