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Where they refuse to stay home:


Google published data and shared with health officials to help fight coronavirus

Uses aggregate cell phone data to show changes in population movement

Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota show lower reductions in movement

Four counties in Arkansas showed increases in travel for retail and recreation 

Tennessee and Kansas also had one county each where movement is up

Newly released location data shows a sharp reduction in movement across the country as people stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic -- save for a few recalcitrant pockets where the message doesn't seem to be sinking in. 

The data, released on Friday by Google, uses aggregated, anonymized data harvested from Google Maps or the search giant's other services to track recent changes in mobility patterns.

Every state recorded double-digit decreases in travel for retail and recreation, with the national average declining 47 percent from the baseline.

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