Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for Covid-19 after positive test Thursday afternoon

Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 at 9:58 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOIO) - Now it appears Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine does not have Covid-19, after a follow-up PCR test came back negative on Thursday night.

The update comes just hours after DeWine had initially tested positive for the disease.

DeWine released the following tweets Thursday night announcing the update:

DeWine was given the first test — a rapid antigen test — on Thursday afternoon to determine whether or not he had Covid-19.

The rapid test was administered per protocol by the Trump Administration as the president arrived to Cleveland for a campaign stop and fundraising event.

DeWine will be retested on Saturday out of an abundance of caution, he said.

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