Ohio Gov. DeWine tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Trump's visit

'It was a big, a big surprise,' DeWine said of the positive COVID-19 test he took before he was scheduled to greet President Trump in Cleveland.

8/7/2020 1:01:00 AM

The White House coronavirus task force warned that the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio were significantly increasing. So far, there have been more than 96,000 positive cases and nearly 3,600 coronavirus deaths in the state.

'It was a big, a big surprise,' DeWine said of the positive COVID-19 test he took before he was scheduled to greet President Trump in Cleveland.

The Republican governor"plans to follow protocol for COVID-19 and quarantine at his home in Cedarville for the next 14 days,” it said, adding that Lt. Gov. Jon Husted also took the COVID-19 test as part of the protocol to greet the president and tested negative.

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DeWine, an early advocate of face coverings, has beenfor his response to the pandemic. Asked how he thought he'd contracted the virus, he said he didn't know."We’re very, very careful with who we see," and wear masks, he said.He also addressed critics on social media who said his getting infected shows that masks don't work.

"The lesson that should come from this is that we’re all human, this virus is everywhere and this virus is very tough and yes you can contract it when you’re being very very careful and even when your wearing a mask. But your odds are just dramatically better" when you wear a mask, DeWine said."It decreases the chances you get it. But there's nothing certain in life," he added.

Trump responded to the news after arriving in Ohio later Thursday, saying that,"we wanted to wish him the best. He will be fine."He added that DeWine has"done a fantastic job."Trump delivered remarks on economic prosperity from Cleveland in the afternoon, toured the Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing plant in the town of Clyde and participated in a fundraising committee reception in the village of Bratenahl.

A few weeks ago, the White House coronavirus task force warned that the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio weresignificantly increasing. So far, there have been more than 96,000 positive cases and nearly 3,600 coronavirus deaths in the state.Last month, DeWine issued a travel warning for people entering Ohio from certain states and a statewide mask order that requires people to wear face coverings in public, exempting children under age 10, along with some other exceptions.

DeWine is the second governor to test positive for coronavirus, after Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, also a Republican, tested positive for the virus in mid-July. Read more: NBC News »

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I think he is making it up. Meanwhile when r u going to look into pedo BillClinton visiting EpsteinIsland? and republican donors made DeWine fire the state Doctor. 3600? There are only 50 states. Do you do arithmetic here in America anymore? THAT NUMBER IS ASTOUNDINGLY LOW IDIOTS! The future is looking great 😐

Damage control. Ohio is doing better than average at the moment. An avg of 3k cases/day/mill residents over the past few days. Had been as high as 4.4k at the beginning of August. Been in the 3k-4K range since July. Over those 5 weeks, Ohio has been avg to slightly better. This is over, people. Justca nasty flu. Europeans are vacationing all over the place at this point.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visitCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor's office said... ArloLikesMovies dan_bernstein he's still gonna see him, right? It is what it is.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Trump visitThe announcement from DeWine's office came shortly after Trump left the White House to travel to Ohio, where he is set to speak about the economy and tour a Whirlpool manufacturing plant. They should go ahead with the meeting. I'm sure it'll just disappear in a few days. How convenient That's a nice rapid test, RepTimBurchett. Why can't you get us some of those?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirusJUST IN: Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces that he has tested positive for coronavirus, shortly before he was scheduled to meet with President Trump in Cleveland. Next CNN headline. Ohio Governor meets with Trump tests positive for Corona. Oh, it was before oops.... This hoax sure is pesky. Darn just a little too late 😷

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for Covid-19Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for Covid-19. He took a test as part of protocol ahead of meeting with President Trump in Cleveland. Pray for his recovery Hmm A rapid test. The only kind that would work in this case and the only kind that works in every other case too. The American people deserve the same right to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For The CoronavirusDeWine was tested on Thursday as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump. He's the second governor known to have tested positive for the virus. Hope he recovers quickly. Hope other Ohioans are spared. My relatives included. instead of DeWine he'll need some of DeSoup and DeSprite I thought no testing = no cases 🤔

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For COVID-19BREAKING: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus shortly before greeting President Donald Trump in Cleveland. Smh is it still a hoax