Kelly Loeffler quarantining after positive, inconclusive coronavirus tests: campaign

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler will be quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus, the Georgia Republican’s campaign said Saturday.

Loeffler, who — along with Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, also of Georgia — faces a Jan. 5 runoff that will decide which party controls the Senate, initially tested negative Friday morning with a rapid-results test before two campaign events she held with Vice President Mike Pence.

She also took a PCR test Friday, which came back positive later in the day, campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., campaigns Nov. 13, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. (Associated Press)

The senator received inconclusive results after taking an additional test Saturday.  

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While no coronavirus tests are completely accurate all of the time, the rapid-results tests tend to be less accurate than PCR tests, which take longer for results, some experts say.

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kelly Loeffler wave to the crowd during a Defend the Majority Rally, Friday, Nov.

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