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Loeffler tests positive for Covid but undergoing further testing

November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican from Georgia, speaks during a campaign stop with Senator David Perdue and Vice President Mike Pence at the Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, Georgia, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. GOP incumbent Senators Loeffler and Perdue are in January runoff elections that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for Covid-19, her campaign announced.

(CNN)Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for Covid-19, her campaign announced.

Loeffler tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, but a subsequent test came back as inconclusive on Saturday evening, according to campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson.

Loeffler was maskless with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue during campaign events most of the day Friday.

"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," said Lawson.

The campaign official added that Loeffler is notifying those with whom she had direct contact with while she awaits further tests.

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