Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler examines positive for Covid but is undergoing further testing
By Caroline Kenny, CNN
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican from Georgia, talks during a campaign stop with Georgia Sen.
Vice President Mike Pence and David Perdue at the Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, Georgia, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.
(CNN)Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler has sampled positive for Covid-19, her campaign declared.
Loeffler tested positive for the corona test on Friday, but a next test appeared back as inconclusive on Saturday evening, according to campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson.
Loeffler didn’t wear mask when he was with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue during issue events most of the day Friday.
Vice President Mike Pence and Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler wave to the public during a Defend the Majority Rally, in Canton, Georgia, on Nov. 20, 2020.
“Senator Loeffler put up with two corona tests on Friday morning. Her immediate test results were negative and she was opened to attend Friday’s events.
She was instructed in the evening after social events on Friday that her PCR test came back positive, but she was retested Saturday morning after discussing with medical administrators and those results came back inconclusive on Saturday evening,” said Lawson.
“She has no indications and she will proceed to follow CDC strategies by quarantining until retesting is conclusive and an update will be given at that time,” Lawson said.
The campaign administrator enhanced that Loeffler is notifying those with whom she had direct contact with while she awaits further tests.
“Senator Loeffler is in my beliefs. I pray that her test results come back negative and that she is back on the crusade trail soon. Blessings,” said Rev.
Raphael Warnock, her Democratic opponent in the approaching runoff.
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Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler quarantining after inconclusive Covid-19 test results
She followed two campaign events on Friday with Vice President Mike Pence.
By Julia jester and Alicia Victoria LozanoATLANTA — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler is quarantining after obtaining inconclusive Covid-19 test results attending multiple campaign appearances earlier this week, her campaign said Saturday.
The information arrives one day after Loeffler, a Republican closed up in a competitive runoff race that could distinguish the balance of power in Congress, accompanied two campaign events on Friday alongside Vice President Mike Pence.
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We’re moving to protect the American Dream and quit the radical left’s agenda on January 5th.According to her crusade, Loeffler took two rapid tests Friday morning before the incidents.
The results came back negative. She was later aware that her PCR test, assumed the gold standard in observing genetic material specific to the coronavirus, was positive.
She was retested Saturday after discussing with medical administrators and that result was inconclusive, Loeffler campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson said in a statement.
Loeffler stays asymptotic and will stay in quarantine till accepting conclusive test results, Lawson added.Pence’s office did not instantly respond to a request for comment.
Last month, two of Loeffler’s staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, but she did not seem to be contaminated, The Associated Press noted.
She also had an covid -19 scare after listening to a news conference in the White House Rose Garden on Sept. 26 when President Donald Trump declared Amy Coney Barrett as his selection for the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump later tested positive for Covid-19.Loeffler’s Democratic opponent, the Rev.
Raphael Warnock, twittered that he wants for a quick recovery for her.
“I wish that her test results come back negative and that she is back on the crusade trail soon,” he said.
The nearly seen contest between Warnock and Loeffler will be decided on Jan. 5 when Georgia voters will assume the fates of both Senate seats.
Loeffler has aligned herself with Sen. David Perdue, a Republican who is dealing a runoff against Jon Ossoff.
Loeffler and Perdue have been carrying joint rallies and are presenting themselves as a united front.
In March, Loeffler was among numerous senators under fire for selling off major stock holdings after receiving early intimate congressional briefings on the coronavirus pandemic but before dire threats of the virus were made public by official.
The Justice Department later shut down its insider trading inquiries into Loeffler and others.
Senator Kelly Loeffler May Have COVID-19 and Is Self-Isolating
Senator Kelly Loeffler, one of two Republican senators competing for reelection in a crucial January runoff in Georgia, is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announces that Loeffler received a positive test result on Friday, and then received an inconclusive result when she was tested again on Saturday.
She had finished two rapid tests before attending campaign events with Vice President Mike Pence in Georgia on Friday, but understood after the events that a PCR test she had also taken had come back positive.
It’s not clear how her COVID-19 status and quarantine will influence that race, but she obviously will not be eligible to campaign in person in the meantime.
The Journal-Constitution points out that Loeffler wears a face mask while campaigning and has been clasping outdoor events.
Two extra Republican senators tested positive for COVID-19 this week, Iowa’s Chuck Grassley and Florida’s Rick Scott, as did President Trump’s son, Donald Jr.
Meanwhile, the startling third wave of the pandemic proceeds to surge across the country, with a record 193,000 new cases noted Friday.
On usual, more than 1,800 Americans are nowadays dying from the coronavirus each day.
As of Saturday, more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases have been verified in Georgia since the pandemic started.