COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine held his latest coronavirus press briefing Thursday, following a short break from the practice on Wednesday.
More than 22,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state, and more than 1,200 of those have died. New daily hospitalization numbers are down slightly, but still above the average for the last three weeks.
DeWine was joined again by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton. A major topic of discussion today should be the continued reopening of the state's economy, as the governor provided more details on places like restaurants and salons.
Another point of questioning was Senate Bill 1, a Republican-backed measure than would severely limit Dr. Acton's emergency powers. It passed the State House yesterday, but DeWine has vowed to veto the bill should it clear the State Senate.
3News aired DeWine's remarks live in their entirety both on television and online. You can watch them again below.