Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Tests Negative For Covid-19 Hours After Testing Positive For Covid-19

Governor DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) tested negative for Coronavirus Thursday evening, after testing positive for the virus earlier in the day.

DeWine announced earlier Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

He said he had no symptoms.

The 73-year-old governor was tested for the virus in anticipation of meeting President Trump for a jobs event at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio.

A second test for Covid-19 turned up negative.

“In a second COVID-19 test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19,” the governor’s Twitter account tweeted Thursday evening. “First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative.”

The second test was a PCR test which “is known to be extremely sensitive, as well as specific, for the virus,” while the one administered earlier Thursday was an antigen test.

“We do not have much experience with antigen tests here in Ohio.  We will be working with the manufacturer to have a better understanding of how the discrepancy between these two tests could have occurred,” DeWine said in a tweet.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the direction of medical professionals, the Governor and First Lady plan on having another PCR test on Saturday,” DeWine’s office added. “Results of these tests will also be released.”

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