COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, first lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted all tested negative for the coronavirus, the governor said Wednesday.
Gov. DeWine announced the results on Twitter a day after the three were tested during a live streaming event as part of the governor’s biweekly news conference on pandemic updates. Medical personnel with the Ohio National Guard wearing face shields, masks and gowns administered the tests.
Husted said in a tweet that the “test was easy, much easier than my college chemistry classes. And I passed this one!”
Also Wednesday, the state’s single-day COVID-19 case total jumped to 632, part of a trend of increasing number of positive tests over the past few days.
The Health Department is now reporting nearly 46,800 confirmed or probable cases and 2,755 confirmed or probable deaths.