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Ohio governor, first lady test positive for COVID-19

Both have mild symptoms
Mike DeWine and his wife, Fran
Posted at 6:37 PM, Apr 15, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — First Lady Fran DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19 three days after Gov. Mike DeWine's diagnosis.

Per the latest update from the governor, the first lady's personal physician diagnosed her with COVID-19. DeWine said she is experiencing mild symptoms.

Gov. DeWine announced April 15 he was positive after experiencing mild symptoms including a runny nose, headache and sore throat. Since his diagnosis, the governor said he has continued to have mild symptoms that have not worsened.

Both the governor and his wife have received a monoclonal antibody treatment and are quarantining at home.

This is DeWine's second positive COVID-19 test. However, his first positive in August 2020 proved to be a false positive. DeWine took a PCR test following the first positive. The test was run twice, coming back negative both times.

DeWine and the first lady are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot.

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