ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- When Governor Brian Kemp ended Georgia's shelter-in-place order Friday, some people bolted out of their homes.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. “They didn’t get to the part that this is still a deadly virus and that you need to continue to social distance and wear a mask, and I think that’s the shortcoming of this order.” 

It’s no secret that Bottoms and Kemp are on opposite ends of this debate. Wednesday, the mayor revealed she pushed the governor for changes to his executive order.

“I had specifically asked about some tweaks, and the governor is not in agreement with that,” Bottoms said.

New research shows why Bottoms is so concerned. The study projected 4,913 deaths in Georgia by August 4 and warned that number could rise up to 12,000 by the end of the summer.

“People throughout the state, whether you’re in a city or in the small town, are feeling the effects of this virus. We will just continue to ask people to please stay home,” Bottoms said.

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What 'new research' Who quotes a source without giving the source?

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