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DeWine Says He Was On Private Call With Birx About COVID-19 Cases In Columbus And Cleveland

Jul 24, 2020

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he was on a call with a White House official who said Columbus is one of 11 major cities that should take 'aggressive' steps to mitigate coronavirus outbreaks. 

Doctor Deborah Birx mentioned the cities on a private phone call with state and local leaders, according to the Center for Public Integrity. DeWine says he was "on and off" the call with Birx, and the state is working with city government and health officials on the issue. He said he welcomes any help the federal government is willing to provide.