Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican campaigning in a run-off that could determine Senate scrutiny, is in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus on Friday night, then receiving an inconclusive result on Saturday, a campaign spokesperson said

Ms Loeffler wore masks while interacting with people, but was inside and unmasked among crowds unmasked at an event on Thursday She wore a mask while greeting voters who lined up to meet her

One of those tests was a rapid test, which came back negative, and Ms Loeffler “was allowed to attend” events on Friday, including a rally with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator David Lost from Georgia, M Lawson said But the second test, a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test – which is considered more accurate – came back with a positive result after his Friday night events, he said

Ms Loeffler, 49, was tested again on Saturday morning and received an ‘inconclusive’ result on Saturday evening, M Lawson said

The senator followed CréC’s guidelines in informing those with whom she had contact while she awaited further test results, he said

Ms. Loeffler has hosted recent events with prominent Republicans, including Mr. Pence, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and M Perdue, who is also engaged in a second round of elections which could determine control of the Senate

“She is symptom-free and will continue to follow CreC guidelines in quarantining until the retest is successful and an update is provided at that time,” M Lawson said in a statement

Ms Loeffler, a businesswoman who is the wealthiest member of the Senate, was temporarily appointed to her Senate seat late last year She faces the Rev Dr Raphael G Warnock, a Democrat , in an election on January 5, when Georgian voters will also decide between Mr. Lost and her opponent, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/us/politics/kelly-loeffler-georgia-quarantine-coronavirus-senate-runoff.html