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Should more restrictions be implemented to curb coronavirus spread?

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- With coronavirus records being shattered all around us you might be asking whether Indiana should have more restrictions.

Allen County's health commissioner says those concerning numbers are going up statewide, so it's up to the state to implement any restrictions.

"If this was specifically an Allen County problem, it would make sense to have an Allen County solution, but we're seeing this throughout the state," Dr. Matthew Sutter said.

Hospitalizations are going up, with more people in ICU beds and using ventilators.

COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the state and in Allen County.

People we asked about the spiking numbers shared their opinions about whether anything can or should be done about them.

"There's a real problem. They've got to do the masking and the social distancing and stop opening up. They've got to just stop it. Stop everything. They've opened everything up too soon and now we're paying for it," Volodya Shevchenko said.

"I personally am okay with things mostly opening up, kind of a personal responsibility to just be cautious to where you are, when you're going to public places," said a man who gave his name as simply David.

"We should go into lockdown one more time just to let it all go down again. I think that it was too soon for everybody to come out, but I know everybody has to get their jobs out and everything. But I think that we should lock down one more time, at least," Donavin Flood said.

Health Commissioner Sutter says contact tracers are finding more cases orginating in local bars, with some in restaurants, and he emphasizes keeping your distance from others, frequently washing your hands, and wearing a mask.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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