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The District, Maryland and Virginia appeared to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic better than other parts of the country over the holiday weekend, researchers at the University of Maryland said.

Utilizing anonymized location data from more than 100 million cellphones throughout the U.S., the researchers created an interactive analytics platform that monitors with social distancing, WTTG-TV (Channel 5) reported.

Maryland Transportation Research Institute Associate Aref Darzi said that while the country could have done better on social distancing over the holiday, the DMV excelled.

“Washington, D.C., was doing the best job comparing to all other states across the nation,” Darzi said, adding Maryland and Virginia closely followed the District.

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