By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Philippines health officials reported 1,631 new COVID-19 cases today, with Quezon City reporting the highest number of new cases with 116, followed by Rizal with 101, Davao City with 95, Laguna with 89, and the City of Manila with 65.

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More than 424,000 total cases and 8200 fatalities have been reported since the start of the pandemic.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg put out their COVID-19 Resilience Ranking which “determines the best places to be in the coronavirus era”.

The study, which scores economies of more than $200 billion on 10 key metrics, showed that the Philippines ranked 46th out of 53 countries when it came to handling the COVID-19 health crisis.

In response to the Bloomberg study, Malacañang disagreed saying the Philippines is doing “very well”.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said “We maintain that we have managed COVID-19 very well in this country”.

The Philippines, with a resilience score of 48.9, fared better than seven countries namely Iran, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico.