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Recovery tracker: Retail and recreation visits at record high as cases drop

Improvement in traffic, power generation and other indicators; daily Covid-19 case load below 25,000

Indian economy

Business Standard tracks these indicators as a way of getting a current picture of how the economy is doing

Sachin P MampattaKrishna Kant Mumbai
Weekly indicators of economic activity moved higher in the latest week even as daily Covid-19 cases fell below 25,000.

Retail and recreation visits were at their highest level since search engine Google made available records at the beginning of the pandemic. They are now 5.1 per cent higher than a comparative baseline value from the early part of 2020. Google gathers statistics on visits to various categories of places based on anonymised location data. Workplace visits also rose.

The rise in people stepping out for retail and recreation visits comes as the seven-day moving average for daily Covid-19 cases came

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 4:29 PM IST

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