coronavirus - tests

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio Department of Health
Jo Ingles

Ohio is now making COVID-19 test positivity data available on the county level with state health officials saying this will help give a clearer picture on the potential spread of the virus in specific communities.

A pop-up testing site on Columbus' west side on December 3, 2020
Dan Konik

Ohio has logged its highest daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, but some of that is related to a backlog of tests that the state was double checking over the last several weeks.

Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

The state of Ohio will be changing the process of adding COVID-19 cases to the daily count. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says the change will mean a one-time "significant" spike in cases.

A health care worker at the testing site at the Columbus Health Department talks to a patient before administering a PCR test.
Dan Konik

Ohio has recorded its second-highest number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and the third day in a week of death totals in triple digits.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state is pausing a widespread COVID-19 testing program at assisted living facilities due to what Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called "inconsistent results" with the baseline saliva kits.

Gov. Mike DeWine appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Dana Bash on Sunday, August 9,
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Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for coronavirus in a third test on Saturday, after a positive rapid result in a test arranged by the White House Thursday and a negative result from a different kind of test a few hours later.

A worker at the testing site at the Columbus Health Department talks to a patient before administering a PCR test.
Dan Konik

There have been over a thousand new confirmed coronavirus cases in each of the last four days in Ohio, and Friday’s 33 confirmed new deaths is the highest number in a week. And attention has turned to testing after Gov. Mike DeWine got a positive result from a rapid test administered by the White House and a negative from a different kind of test a few hours later. 

Gov. Mike DeWine took a COVID-19 test during his coronavirus briefing administered by a member of the Ohio National Guard on June 23. That test was negative.
Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine has now tested negative for coronavirus, after a rapid test administered by the White House before a planned meeting with President Trump came back positive. He'll being tested again on Saturday.

Andy Chow

State officials are pushing back against the false claim that COVID-19 cases are being counted more than once, saying the conspiracy theory derives from people misreading the reporting data.