March 31, 20 - 8:02 pm - Fabiane Ziolla Menezes

57% of the Brazilian population is at home

In Loco, a Brazilian startup specialized in location, made its technology available to public agencies and authorities in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

With a data base that covers more than 60 million mobile devices in all regions of Brazil and an accuracy six times higher than that of GPS, the company created the Social Isolation Index. Through it, In Loco estimates that, on Monday, 57% of the Brazilian population were at home. This Tuesday’s number is being calculated while this article is published.

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In Loco’s Social Isolation Index dashboard. On the left is the graph with the evolution of the percentage of isolation over the past few days. On the right, the percentage by state, with data from Monday, March 30th. Image: In Loco.