Stacey Abrams tests positive for coronavirus

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has tested positive for COVID-19, her campaign announced Wednesday.

Abrams, who is challenging Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s bid for a second term, tested positive for the virus Wednesday morning after testing negative both Monday and Tuesday.

“She is fully vaccinated and boosted and experiencing mild symptoms,” according to a statement from the campaign. “Consistent with [federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, she will isolate at home and looks forward to traveling across the state to meet Georgians as soon as possible.”

Abrams’ negative test on Tuesday came before she delivered a speech on the economy in Atlanta. The positive test showed up so quickly because she tests for COVID-19 daily.

There was no word Wednesday on when Abrams might be able to get back to the campaign trail.

This story is available through a news partnership with Capitol Beat News Service, a project of the Georgia Press Educational Foundation.


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