Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for the Coronavirus only hours after he announced that he tested positive.
DeWine announced the negative test results on social media yesterday evening.
According to his official Twitter account, DeWine was administered a Polymerase chain reaction test.
The rapid test looks for genetic material specific to the virus that caused COVID-19.
DeWine says the tests are extremely sensitive.
The tests for Gov. DeWine, the First Lady Fran DeWine and members of the staff were run twice, both times coming back negative.
PCR testing has been used more than 1.6 million times in Ohio. The governor’s specific testing was conducted at Wexner Medical Center.
The first test that the governor took was different than the PCR test.
Thursday morning DeWine was given an antigen test. According to DeWine’s social media, “the test represents a new technology to reduce the cost and improve turnaround time for COVID-19 testing, but they are quite new.”
The governor and First Lady plan on having another PCR test on Saturday.
Results of that test will also be released.