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Republican US Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — A second member of Congress from Georgia has tested positive for COVID-19. Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Allen of Evans announced his positive test on Tuesday. Allen represents the 12th District stretching from Augusta across all or part of 19 counties. He says he has no symptoms and will isolate at home. Republican U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson of West Point tested positive in October after experiencing mild symptoms. U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler had isolated after she got a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, but has since gotten two straight negative tests. She announced Monday that she was returning to public campaigning ahead of her Jan. 5 runoff against Democrat Raphael Warnock.

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