Governor and First Lady DeWine Test Negative for COVID for Second Time

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In a second PCR test for COVID-19 conducted Saturday, Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine have tested negative.

The results follow the negative polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test results the DeWines received on Thursday. Tests for the governor and first lady, as well as staff members, were run on lab machines twice and showed negative results both times, according to a release by the governor’s office Saturday evening.

The PCR tests followed a false positive result from a rapid antigen test administered Thursday morning for the governor as he was on his way to Cleveland to visit President Donald Trump.

Out of caution and at the direction of medical professionals, the governor and first lady had Saturday’s test.

The DeWines have remained at their Cedarville home throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with Gov. DeWine leaving for Columbus to conduct his coronavirus briefings. On Friday, he led the meeting via video conference from his home.

Pictured: Gov. Mike and First Lady Fran DeWine outside of Lordstown Motors Corp. on June 24, a day before the Endurance truck reveal. .

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