Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is taking a break from his daily work Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus.
DeWine began to have mild cold symptoms Monday and tested positive around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
The governor continued with his regular work day Tuesday believing he had a mild head cold. His symptoms worsened throughout the day and his doctor told him to test for the virus.
According to the Governor's Office, he had a 101-degree fever at the time of his COVID test.
His office said the current coronavirus strain can present itself with symptoms like a head cold.
This is Governor DeWine's second time having COVID-19, the first time was in April 2022.
Governor DeWine was vaccinated against the virus in February 2021 and received a booster shot in October 2021.