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Gov. DeWine tests negative for coronavirus after initial positive result

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 22:06:46-04

(WTXL) — The governor tested positive for coronavirus Thursday morning ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio.

DeWine, his wife Fran, and members of his staff took a test Thursday evening that tested negative for COVID-19.

The test DeWine took Thursday morning was an antigen test, which allows for quicker turnaround time. The afternoon tests were PCR.

A spokesman for DeWine said they feel confident in the results from the Wexner Medical Center.

The governor and his wife will be testing again for the virus on Saturday.

DeWine said has been tested for the virus three times. Once was publicly, during a coronvirus news conference with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, and then the two times on Thursday.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted also took the COVID-19 test Thursday as part of the protocol to greet the president. He has tested negative and was in Cleveland for the president's arrival.