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Report: Winneshiek County residents are doing well at social distancing

Posted: Mon, Sep 7, 2020 10:28 AM

A national report says Winneshiek County residents are doing a better job of observing social distancing.

The conclusion comes from topdata, which has used mobility data to determine the number of daily close human interactions that last longer than 5 minutes and their impact on COVID-19 cases.

Of the six counties in the northeast corner of Iowa, Winneshiek County was the only one to have fewer social interactions in August than in July.

Winneshiek County showed a 2.5 percent decrease, while Allamaee County had a 29.41 percent increase in social interactions, Clayton County had a 39.71 percent increase, Fayette County had a 40.58 percent increase, Howard County had a 60.42 percent increase and Chickasaw County had a 65.85 percent increase.

Overall, close social interactions in Iowa increased 8 percent in August--the fourth highest increase among the 50 states.  Two Iowa counties--Winnebago and Bremer--were in the top 10 of the more than 3,000 counties in the Unitied States.

The social distancing map of the United States can be found at: