A 56-year-old man with the coronavirus attending a single church service in Ohio led to the infection’s spread to at least 91 other people across five counties.
“It spread like wildfire,” the governor said at a news conference Tuesday where the graphic was displayed. “Very, very scary.”
DeWine noted on his Facebook page, “All it takes is one person to cause tremendous #COVID19 spread.”
He wrote that while this case of community transmission stems from an Ohio church, “it can happen anywhere. I continue to encourage everyone to wear masks and social distance whenever you gather — including at worship services.”
On Thursday, DeWine’s office disclosed in a statement that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Republican governor took a test Thursday as part of standard protocol before meeting President Donald Trump at an airport in Cleveland, the statement said. His office said DeWine was asymptomatic and that he and his wife were returning to Columbus where they would both be tested. DeWine “plans to follow protocol and quarantine at his home in Cedarville for 14 days,” the statement said.
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SOURCE: NBC News, Janelle Griffith