Kelly Loeffler quarantining after constructive, inconclusive coronavirus exams: marketing campaign
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler will likely be quarantining after testing constructive for the coronavirus, the Georgia Republican’s marketing campaign mentioned Saturday.
Loeffler, who — together with Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, additionally of Georgia — faces a Jan. 5 runoff that can resolve which get together controls the Senate, initially examined damaging 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 constructive later within the day, marketing campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson mentioned, in accordance with 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 utterly correct the entire time, the rapid-results exams are typically much less correct than PCR exams, which take longer for outcomes, some specialists say.
“Senator Loeffler adopted CDC pointers by notifying these with whom she had sustained direct contact whereas she awaits additional check outcomes,” Lawson mentioned. “She has no signs and she is going to proceed to comply with CDC pointers by quarantining till retesting is conclusive and an replace will likely be supplied at the moment.”
Together with Pence, Loeffler has additionally had current contact with Perdue in addition to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., in accordance with 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.