Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler tests positive for Covid but is undergoing further testing

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican from Georgia, speaks during a campaign stop with Georgia Sen. David Perdue and Vice President Mike Pence at the Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, GA, on Friday, Nov. 20. By Caroline Kenny, CNN

(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. The trio rode on a bus from the airport to two campaign events for Georgia Senate seat runoff elections in January.

"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.

"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," Lawson said.

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

"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," said Rev. Raphael Warnock, her Democratic opponent in the upcoming runoff.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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