Sen. Kelly Loeffler checks unfavourable for coronavirus however will preserve isolating – Thebritishjournal

Sen. Kelly Loeffler tests negative for coronavirus but will keep isolating

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s tested negative for the coronavirus Sunday came — but she’ll continue to quarantine at least until she gets another negative result, a campaign spokesman said.

“Out of an abundance of caution, [Loeffler] will continue to self-isolate and be retested again to hopefully receive consecutive negative test results,” Stephen Lawson said in a statement.

“We will share those results as they are made available.”

The most recent test results come after the Republican lawmaker took a rapid COVID-19 test Friday evening that came back positive. She had attended events with Vice President Mike Pence earlier that day. But a test Saturday came back inconclusive.

The senator doesn’t have COVID-19 symptoms and is following CDC guidelines both to isolate and inform people with whom she had direct contact, her campaign had previously said.

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Loeffler and fellow GOP Sen. David Perdue are battling Democratic challengers in high-stakes runoff elections that could determine which party takes control of the Senate in January.

Loeffler is facing-off against Democrat Raphael Warnock in the heated Jan. 5 race, while Perdue is running against Jon Ossoff.

With Post wires

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