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Tracking data link pandemic to reduced walking steps

Global smartphone tracking data showed a 5.5% decrease in mean daily walking steps in the first 10 days after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus to be a pandemic on March 11, increasing to a 27.3% decrease in steps after 30 days, researchers reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Data was drawn from users in 187 countries and changes in step counts varied across countries.

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