ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago County residents are not staying put, according to a data collected anonymously by their cellphones.

According to location data and analytics firm Unacast, Illinoisans aren’t staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, as the state’s overall score dropped to a ‘D’.

Illinois got an ‘A’ for a 40% drop in distance traveled on March 25th.

In our region, Winnebago’s ‘F’ is the worst.

According to the data, residents scored a less than 40% decrease in encounters with other people, compared to the national baseline.

Stephenson County scored a ‘D+’ and Ogle County, a ‘D’.

Boone, McHenry and DeKalb counties scored a ‘D-‘.

In northern Illinois, Jo Daviess and Carroll counties scored the best, with a ‘B-‘, recording a 94% decrease in encounters.

According to a press release, Unacast uses anonymous device location data, map data and intelligence for clients in retail, tourism, real estate, transportation and marketing industries.


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