ATLANTA - Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jon Ossoff tested negative for COVID-19, the candidate tweeted Monday evening. This after his wife tested positive for the virus last week.
Ossoff's campaign released a statement Saturday morning, which read that Dr. Alisha Kramer started isolation "immediately" after displaying symptoms. The statement went on to say that Ossoff was also experiencing symptoms and was awaiting test results.
Monday evening, Ossoff wrote his test finally came back negative. He gave an update on his wife, who has been able to see patients remotely.
"Alisha is still doing OK. Today she’s even been able to remotely consult some patients (expectant and postpartum moms). HERO!" he wrote in a tweet.
Ossoff won the Democratic primary election held in June by more than 51 percent, clinching the nomination. He is running against Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue in the general election in November.
In a tweet Saturday, Perdue offered his prayers to Kramer and wished the couple a speedy recovery.
"Bonnie and I wish Alisha Kramer a speedy recovery; our prayers are with her and Jon Ossoff," the tweet read.
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In an interview with FOX 5 Monday, Ossoff thanked people for their messages of support.
"I'm fine. Alisha is improving day-by-day. Obviously, her health has been my top concern, not just the last few days, but since March since she's a frontline healthcare worker and we've known that the risk is higher for her," said Ossoff. "But she seems to be recovering well, fingers crossed. I appreciate everyone's prayers and well-wishes. It's really meant a lot to us."
Ossoff said much of his campaign has moved online because of the pandemic.
"We've already been putting public health first--been very conservative about public appearances. They've been few and far between and we're going to put public health ahead of everything else, even if it's a little tougher to campaign," Ossoff explained.