Gov. Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine Exposed to Covid-19

Share on Nextdoor
click to enlarge Governor Mike DeWine - Ohio.gov
Ohio.gov
Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine have been exposed to Covid-19. A statement from the governor's office said that the DeWines came into contact with a person who has since tested positive.

While the Governor and Mrs. DeWine have both tested negative and remain without symptoms, they say they will continue to receive tests daily and have canceled public events.

The news arrives as cases across Ohio skyrocket. Local hospitals are bursting at the seams, as Cuyahoga County has witnessed a 98% increase in new positive cases and 33% increase in hospitalizations over the past two weeks, according to analysis by the New York Times.

The staff at Cleveland Clinic's intensive care unit told reporters from ideastream that current conditions are the worst they've seen since the start of the Covid pandemic.

***
Sign up for Scene's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cleveland news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.

About The Author

Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
Scroll to read more Cleveland News articles

Newsletters

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.