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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, wife Fran and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted test negative for coronavirus

The trio underwent coronavirus tests on Tuesday to encourage widespread testing in the state.

One day after undergoing tests at Tuesday's press briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, his wife Fran, and Lt. Governor Jon Husted each learned that they have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

DeWine's demonstration was performed to encourage coronavirus testing, which has become widely available across Ohio in recent weeks, with pop-up testing sites being created across the state. DeWine said that it's critical for Ohio to continue to assess where it's at in its fight with the coronavirus, especially in the weeks since the state began the process of reopening its economy in May.

During the demonstration, Mr. and Mrs. DeWine and Husted each underwent nasal swabs, which will then be taken to a lab. Results for such tests are usually available within 24-48 hours.

With Ohio having seen an uptick in its recent coronavirus trends, DeWine said the state will continue to monitor its numbers moving forward. On Tuesday, DeWine also revealed new television ads that will air across the state in order to encourage physical distancing and safe practices.

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