Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s experience of testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday before testing negative in a follow-up test “certainly scared me,” the Republican told “Your World” on Friday.
“I went to Cleveland, I went to Cleveland to meet with the president,” DeWine told host Neil Cavuto. “Then of course when you go to meet the president, you take a test and they do a quick test. So they did what’s called an antigen test. And they came back very quickly and said, “You are positive. “”
DEWINE TESTS NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19 HOURS AFTER TESTING POSITIVE
The governor added he was “surprised” by his positive test and called doctors at Ohio State University to get tested again.
“So we came down and my wife and I and several other people who are around me all the time had tests yesterday. And then last night it came back negative, ”Dewine said. “They revived it, they came back negative. We will do another test tomorrow and we hope it will come back as negative as well. ”
The second test was a PCR test, which DeWine’s office said was “extremely sensitive and specific to the virus.” DeWine’s wife, Fran, and her staff members also tested negative.
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DeWine assured Cavuto that the PCR test he took Thursday night was the “standard” test most people receive.
“Frankly, the only reason I guess the White House wanted us to do this quick test yesterday,” he said, “was because it was a quick test. ”
Megan Henney of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.