Some in Ohio call for Full Reopening while COVID-19 Numbers Rise

Coronavirus numbers in Ohio continue to rise. The latest figures show there are nearly 27,000 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of close to 600 cases.

The number of hospitalizations has risen to more than 4,700, while the death toll stands at 1,581.

Governor Mike DeWine and Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton didn't hold a coronavirus briefing Friday, but will resume with an update Monday afternoon.

But two state lawmakers want all Ohio businesses to reopen immediately.

Ohio Senators Kristina Roegner and Rob McCoy are cosponsoring a bill that would repeal Governor DeWine's "Stay Safe Ohio" order.

The Republicans say that since Ohioans have "flattened the curve" when it comes to coronavirus, it's essential that everyone get back to work to restore the state's economy.

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