COLUMBUS, Ohio (WR) — The fourth COVID-19 take a look at outcome for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine got here again detrimental Saturday after he obtained conflicting optimistic and detrimental outcomes two days earlier than, forward of a scheduled assembly with President Trump.

The governor and first woman, Fran DeWine, have been examined at Ohio State College “out of an abundance of warning” following a rollercoaster day Thursday that started with DeWine receiving a optimistic take a look at outcome adopted by two negatives. The governor introduced the detrimental outcomes on Twitter on Saturday afternoon, thanking “everybody who despatched alongside good needs.”

The Republican governor needed to take a COVID-19 take a look at Thursday morning in Cleveland as a part of White Home protocol for anybody scheduled to come back in touch with the president. DeWine was administered a fast point-of-care antigen take a look at at a cellular testing website facilitated by the Republican Nationwide Committee, based on DeWine spokesperson Dan Tierney.

DeWine then headed to fulfill Trump on the airport to greet him.

“I used to be absolutely anticipating to see the president that morning,” DeWine mentioned in a press convention Friday. “However as we have been driving to the airport to fulfill him, I used to be known as and advised about my optimistic outcome.”

DeWine was instantly pushed again to Columbus, the place the governor, his spouse and 4 members of his employees took one other take a look at, a polymerase chain response take a look at, at Ohio State College Wexner Medical Middle.

That take a look at is essentially the most generally used take a look at within the nation and is taken into account the gold customary by medical professionals. Greater than 1.three million Ohioans have been examined with it.

The outcome have been checked twice, each detrimental.

The conflicting outcomes underscore the issues with each sorts of exams and are sure to spur extra questions on them. Many individuals within the U.S. can’t get lab outcomes on the extra correct model for weeks, moderately than the few hours it took the governor to search out out.


Farnoush Amiri is a corps member for the Related Press/Report for America Statehouse Information Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit nationwide service program that locations journalists in native newsrooms to report on undercovered points.