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Gov. DeWine, first lady diagnosed with COVID-19

The governor and his wife are fully vaccinated.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine tested positive for COVID-19.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine tested positive for COVID-19.(Fran DeWine Facebook page)
Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 5:58 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2022 at 2:34 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his wife Fran have COVID-19, according to the governor’s office.

Mike DeWine was diagnosed Friday by his personal physician. It was announced Monday that Fran was diagnosed by her personal physician.

He has been experiencing mild symptoms such as a runny nose, head ache, body aches, and a sore throat, a spokesperson says.

The spokesperson added that that Fran has been experiencing similar symptoms.

It’s the first time the governor has contracted COVID-19 despite being exposed twice previously, first in November 2021, then in December the same year.

In August 2021, he tested positive, but it later transpired that the result was a false positive.

The governor and the first lady received a monoclonal antibody treatment. The treatment infuses a patient with lab-produced antibodies that mimic the immune system’s defenses against the virus.

Both of them are quarantining, per the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 diagnosis protocol.

The governor and the first lady are fully vaccinated and boosted.

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