U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler will probably be quarantining after testing constructive 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 may resolve which social gathering controls the Senate, initially examined destructive 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 stated, in line 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 checks are utterly correct the entire time, the rapid-results checks are usually much less correct than PCR checks, 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 comply with CDC tips by quarantining till retesting is conclusive and an replace will probably 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., in line 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.