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Google reveals user mobility report during the weeks of health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic

Despite constant calls from the authorities for the population to stay at home to avoid spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus, Mexico is in the basement in terms of reducing mobility in public spaces, according to data revealed by Google.

On average, Mexicans reduced their movements in public spaces such as shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, shops, pharmacies, parks, beaches, transportation and workplaces by 35.4%; while the stay in the homes only increased by 11%.

At the regional level, Mexico ties with the United States in terms of average social isolation (-35.4%) and both only surpass Nicaragua (-31.2%) and Haiti (-29.2%), among those that least reduce their mobility in the context of the pandemic. of coronavirus.

The data comes from the tool " COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports " that Google made available to the public in an effort to help health authorities to make decisions in the fight against COVID-19 and compares the data generated in the last five weeks against the previous period (between January 3 and February 6).

The #StayInHome in Latin America

In Latin America, Brazil is the country that tops the list of most COVID-19 cases with more than eight thousand confirmed until April 3; It is striking that their average absence in public spaces is just -54.4%.

The case of Bolivia is striking , whose mobility index has been reduced by 88% with only 132 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from March 10 to April 3. With this level of isolation, Bolivia even surpasses countries with a total quarantine declared as Italy (-83.8% and Spain (-82.2%).

Ecuador, which has been hard hit by the pandemic , registers a -74.2% activity in public spaces according to Google data; a good indicator but slightly lower than less affected countries such as Argentina (-74.6%) and Colombia (-74.8%).

COUNTRY MOBILITY IN PUBLIC SPACES (%) POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19
Bolivia -88 132
Colombia -74.8 1161
Argentina -74.6 1265
Ecuador -74.2 3163
Panama -71.8 1475
Dominican Republic -71.2 1380
Peru -70.6 1414
The Savior -67.6 46
Honduras -64.8 222
Chile -61.2 3404
Uruguay -61 369
Paraguay -59.4 92
Costa Rica -57.4 396
Brazil -54.4 8066
Guatemala -53.4 47
Venezuela -fifty 146
Mexico -35.4 1510
Nicaragua -31.2 5
Haiti -29.2 18
Cuba N / A 233

In the " COVID-19 Community Mobility " report, data from 131 countries can be found from the use of "aggregated and anonymized data" from Google Maps, and although the data is disaggregated by category (Retail / recreation, grocery / pharma, parks, transit stations, workplaces); for the purpose of this comparison they were combined into a single average.

How is Google mobility data generated?

An entry in the official Google blog explains how the data with which the report is presented is generated.

"The reports use aggregated anonymous data to chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of high-end locations, such as shops and recreation, supermarkets and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential "reads the entry signed by Jen Fitzpatrick, senior vice president of engineering and product management for Google Geo's product area, and Karen DeSalvo, director of health for Google Health.

They also detail that the generation of this data is done within the framework of their privacy policies and "artificial noise" is added to have quality results without being able to identify the movements of a particular user.

Google translation from Informador.


Next Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020)

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