Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he tested negative for covid-19 for the second time since he received his diagnosis on Wednesday.
Wolf said he’s tested for the virus each Tuesday, and he tested positive during the routine test this week. Subsequent tests on Wednesday and Thursday evenings came back negative, he said.
The Department of Health’s state epidemiologist Dr. Sharon Watkins said the governor received a real-time PCR test, which she said “are considered the gold standard among tests for covid-19.”
She said the tests are very specific and sensitive and detect even small amounts of the virus. The fact that his positive test was followed by two negative tests could mean the governor “was at the end of his infectious period when the first test was conducted.”