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There are 58,606 active cases. Of the figure, 87.1 percent are mild; 8.8 percent are asymptomatic; 1.2 percent are severe; and 2.8 percent are critical.At the same time, authorities said a total 10 labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Data Repository System (CDRS) on October 2, 2020.The Philippines has tested 3,602,725 individuals for COVID-19. There are 105 licensed RT-PCR laboratories and 33 licensed GeneXpert laboratories in the country.The DOH also said that the nationwide data revealed that, as of October 2, 47 percent of approximately 2,000 total ICU bed capacity are occupied; 40 percent of approximately 15,300 total isolation bed capacity are occupied; 42 percent of approximately 6,000 total ward bed capacity are occupied; and 22 percent of approximately 2,200 total units of ventilators are being used.Meanwhile, the Department of Health on Saturday said it had yet to receive from the World Health Organization its list of COVID-19 vaccines that would be included in clinical trials.Vergeire said the WHO committed to release the list of vaccines, as well as the sites where the trials would be conducted, by the third week of October.Vergeire said, “We’ll wait for that because they also gave us a tentative date for starting the trials by the end of October..”While waiting, Vergeire said several agreements had been made between the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of the Interior and Local Government to ensure the local government’s help in the conduct of the clinical trials.
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