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Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For Coronavirus



Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Thursday.

DeWine was tested shortly before he was scheduled to greet President Donald Trump in Cleveland. The test came back positive and he is now heading into isolation for the next 14 days.

“As part of the standard protocol to greet President Trump on the tarmac in Cleveland, I took a COVID test. I tested positive. I have no symptoms at this time. I’m following protocol and will quarantine at home for the next 14 days,” the governor’s office said on Twitter.

The Republican governor is 73 years old.

Ohio currently exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended rate of positive coronavirus cases.