Loeffler receives conflicting COVID test results
UPDATE: Sen. David Perdue’s (R-Ga.) campaign told the Gray Television Washington News Bureau Sunday that Perdue will remain home until Loeffler receives confirmation of her test results.
WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is quarantining following a series of conflicting COVID-19 tests.
Loeffler’s campaign released the following statement Saturday evening: “Senator Loeffler took two COVID tests on Friday morning. Her rapid test results were negative and she was cleared to attend Friday’s events. She was informed later in the evening after public events on Friday that her PCR test came back positive, but she was retested Saturday morning after conferring with medical officials and those results came back inconclusive on Saturday evening. Senator Loeffler followed CDC guidelines by notifying those with whom she had sustained direct contact while she awaits further test results. She has no symptoms and she will continue to follow CDC guidelines by quarantining until retesting is conclusive and an update will be provided at that time.”
On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Loeffler and Georgia’s other senator, David Perdue (R-Ga.), in Georgia.
Both senators are in runoff elections, set for Jan. 5.
Loeffler’s Democratic challenger, Rev. Raphael Warnock, released a statement on Twitter saying, “Senator Loeffler is in my thoughts. I pray that her test results come back negative and that she is back on the campaign trail soon. Blessings.”
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