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Nevada is ranked number 2 for social distancing during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 15:45:03-04

With cities, towns, and counties from coast to coast continuing to grapple with spikes in COVID-19 and localized hot spots, a new study by TOP Data wanted to examine which states are doing the best at social distancing.

By analyzing cell phone location data, they found that Nevadans rank number two at reducing their social interactions.

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At the beginning of August, people in Nevada were interacting with an average of 3.09 other people each day. That is just 25.9% of the normal (or pre-COVID) level of interactions people were engaging in (11.93) during the same time in 2019.

Nevada is ranked slightly above Illinois and below California, which sits at number one.

The top-ranked social distancing states are below:

- California

- Nevada

- Illinois

- Arizona

- Washington

- Oregon

- New York

- Ohio

- Massachusetts

- Utah

The the full report can be viewed here.