Kelly Loeffler quarantining after optimistic, inconclusive coronavirus exams: marketing campaign
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler shall be quarantining after testing optimistic for the coronavirus, the Georgia Republican’s marketing campaign stated Saturday.
Loeffler, who — together with Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, additionally of Georgia — faces a Jan. 5 runoff that can determine which celebration controls the Senate, initially examined detrimental Friday morning with a rapid-results check earlier than two marketing campaign occasions she held with Vice President Mike Pence.
She additionally took a PCR check Friday, which got here again optimistic later within the day, marketing campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson stated, based on the Atlanta Journal-Structure.
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The senator obtained inconclusive outcomes after taking an extra check Saturday.
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Whereas no coronavirus exams are fully correct all the time, the rapid-results exams are usually much less correct than PCR exams, which take longer for outcomes, some specialists say.
“Senator Loeffler adopted CDC tips by notifying these with whom she had sustained direct contact whereas she awaits additional check outcomes,” Lawson stated. “She has no signs and she’s going to proceed to observe CDC tips by quarantining till retesting is conclusive and an replace shall be offered at the moment.”
Together with Pence, Loeffler has additionally had latest contact with Perdue in addition to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., based on the Journal-Structure.
Each Georgia races went to the runoff after no candidates obtained the required 50% of the vote within the Nov. three election.
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Loeffler’s Democratic opponent is the Rev. Raphael Warnock, whereas Perdue will face Democrat Jon Ossoff.