Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19


Just ahead of his planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 and is now heading into isolation for the next 14 days.

“Governor DeWine has no symptoms at the present time,” his office said.

The Republican lawmaker is 73 years old.

With a 5.47% positivity rate, Ohio currently slightly exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended 5% rate of positive coronavirus cases ― one of the metrics public health experts recommend using when deciding to loosen social distancing restrictions.

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.