Hours after announcing that he tested positive for the coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says his second test for the virus was negative.
“In a second COVID-19 test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19. First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative,” Gov. DeWine wrote on Twitter.
The governor said he was administered an antigen test this morning as part of a standard protocol for anyone greeting the president, that was positive. This afternoon DeWine and members of his staff were given a PCR test, which came back negative. DeWine says he has more confidence in the PCR test since it is used more widely use in his state.
Of course, this now raises questions about the reliability of the coronavirus tests being administered at the White House for individuals meeting Donald Trump.
Gov. DeWine has been praised for the handling of the coronavirus in his state. A Quinnipiac poll released in June showed that 77 percent of Ohio voters approve of his handling of the coronavirus. His approval rating was also at an all time of 75%.
(Photo: Office of Gov. Mike DeWine)