PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Have the streets seemed emptier than usual around here?
Well, if it feels that way, it’s because it’s true. According to Unacast a data company that tracks insights on how people move around the world, Pennsylvania is one of the best states at social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Travel in the state has decreased by nearly 50% since March 1.
Here in Allegheny County, as cases have increased, travel has significantly decreased.
As of March 19, when cases began to spoke in the state, Allegheny saw a nearly 20% decrease, also receiving an A grade from Unacast.
To see the whole study and compare Pennsylvania to other states, head to Unacast’s website.
Pennsylvania and Allegheny County are among the best places in the country for social distancing.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has signed an emergency disaster declaration due to the coronavirus.
This comes after two people were confirmed to have contracted the virus in Pennsylvania.
“It’s imperative that we continue to respond quickly and accurately to the coronavirus and its introduction into Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “First and foremost, we want all Pennsylvanians to be safe and remain healthy and follow the practical advice of the Department of Health on ways to protect yourself from any virus and that’s by washing hands, covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough and staying home if you are sick.
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