A campaign spokesman said Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican campaigning in a high-level by-election that could establish control of the Senate, is rechecking after testing positive for coronovirus And achieving an uncertain result on Saturday. .
Ms. Loeffler is wearing a mask while interacting with people, but was indiscriminately indoors and unaware at an event on Thursday. He wore a mask greeting the voters, who stood up to meet him.
According to his campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson, on Friday morning he underwent two coronovirus tests.
One of them was a rapid test, which returned negatively, and Ms. Loeffler was cleared on Friday to “participate in events,” including an assembly Along with Georgia Vice President Mike Pence and Senator David Perdue, Mr. Lawson said. But the second test, a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test – believed to be more accurate – came back with a positive result after its events on Friday evening, he said.
Ms. Loeffler, 49, was tested once again on Saturday morning and received “inconclusive” results on Saturday evening, Mr. Lawson said.
The senator followed the CDC guidelines and informed those with whom he had contact while he waited for further test results.
Ms. Loeffler has held recent events with prominent Republicans, including Mr. Pence, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, and Mr. Perdue, who are also engaged in a runoff election that could determine control of the Senate.
“Lawson said in a statement,” he has no symptoms and will continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines until retirement is decided and an update will be provided at that time. “
Ms. Loeffler, a businessman who is the richest member of the Senate, was temporarily appointed to her Senate seat late last year. He 5. Dr. Rafael ji Warnock, a Democrat who, in an election on January 5, faces. 5, when Georgia voters will also decide between Mr. Perdue and his opponent, John Ossoff, a Democrat.
Ested W. Herndon contributed reporting.