With COVID-19 still gaining cases in the area, a report shows Midlanders are staying away from public places.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Google mobility's latest report shows that Midlanders are staying away from public places more than they were before the pandemic began.

Google uses cellphone location history to track how often people visit different locations.

On July 27, 2020, the report showed that Midland residents are not visiting public places as much as they did before the pandemic.

The report also showed that Midlanders gathered in public places less over the July 4th holiday.