The vendor at the testing site was Impact Health. DeWine's spokesperson told News 5 it's still not clear how many antigen tests the state is looking to buy and got no word back on how much the state expects to spend.
Back in the capital, DeWine, staff members and his wife, Fran all tested negative.
The statement added that while the earlier test administered to the governor represented "an exciting new technology to reduce the cost and improve the turnaround time for COVID-19 testing", it was "quite new" and the state was less experienced with its use. "This means that positive results from antigen tests are highly accurate, but there is a higher chance of false negatives, so negative results do not rule out infection". "The PCR tests for the governor, first lady, and staff were run twice".
Leslie said it is a misconception that multiple coronavirus cases are counted if one person tests positive on multiple occasions. "We always would worry, but I'm, you know, going to assume they're taking very, very, very good precautions".
The jury is still out on antigen tests, despite DeWine's false positive and Mohler wants to conduct more research on its effectiveness. I tested positive. I have no symptoms at this time.
"These tests represent an exciting new technology to reduce the cost and improve the turnaround time for COVID-19 testing, but they are quite new, and we do not have much experience with them here in OH", it said.
Largely, he said, the distinction comes down to the fact that DeWine received two different types of test: First an antigen test, which Mohler compared to a pair of standard binoculars, and then a PCR (polymerise chain reaction) test, which he compared to a high-powered telescope.
Out of an abundance of caution, and at the direction of medical professionals, Mike and Fran DeWine plan on having another PCR test on Saturday, the governor announced, with the results also slated for release. It was run two times, and both times it came back negative.
Wexner Medical Center is responsible for about 10% of the state's total coronavirus testing, and they test more than 1,000 patients per day in Columbus. The first test was quicker and less sophisticated than the second, his office noted.
DeWine will take another PCR test this weekend. A total of 3,618 people have died, while just under 980 people are now hospitalized.