Delaware County Out in Front Compared to Rest of Pennsylvania for Staying at Home During the Pandemic


According to Google tracking, residents of Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester counties are doing a better job of staying at home during the pandemic than most of Pennsylvania, writes Evan Brandt for The Pottstown Mercury.

Google analyzed data tracking the location of people’s cell phones over the last several weeks.

According to the most recent numbers, updated April 6, the number of Delaware County residents leaving home to shop for items other than groceries or medicine has dropped 50 percent form the Feb. 23 baseline. Montgomery County residents have dropped 58 percent from Meanwhile, in Chester County that number dropped by 54 percent.

Delaware County saw a significant 28 percent drop in trips to grocery stores and pharmacies. Chester County saw a drop of 38 percent, with Montgomery County recording 36 percent.

In Delaware County, 14 percent of residents are spending more time at home, with 40 percent avoiding the workplace. Montgomery County had the largest percentage of residents spending more time at home at 15 percent as well as avoiding the workplace at 44 percent. Chester County is close behind at 14 percent and 41 percent.

Read more about the drop in mobility at The Pottstown Mercury by clicking here.

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