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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday night that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

DeWine’s office put out the following statement:

“At approximately 5:30pm today, Governor DeWine tested positive for Covid-19.  He started experiencing mild cold symptoms yesterday. 

“Believing he had a mild head cold, he proceeded with his work day today.  As the day progressed, his symptoms worsened, and his doctor advised that he take a Covid-19 test, which was positive. 

“He reported having a 101 degree fever at the time of taking the test late this afternoon.  He is resting at home at this time.

“The current strain of Covid-19 can present itself with symptoms much like a head cold.  Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health advise testing yourself for Covid-19, even if you think you have only a minor cold.”