Many Americans are home, under orders to stay indoors or self-quarantine to slow the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and data from a new study shows that they are moving less and sleeping more, CNBC reports.
The COVID-19 Pulse study, conducted by Evidation Health, found that activity levels in the United States were down 39% on Tuesday, March 24 compared to activity recorded on March 1. In New York City alone, the data shows that physical activity dropped 50% during the week the city ordered residents to stay home.
Time asleep increased by 20% after President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13. Evidation’s analysis of the data found that people were sleeping 10% more in every state except Hawaii and Alaska during that time period.