Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.
A statement was released on the 74-year-old’s official Twitter account.
“We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital,” the caption read.
Cain tested positive on June 30th and was hospitalized the next day after developing symptoms. He is currently “resting comfortably.”
“Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert,” the statement continued. “There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer.”
While it’s unknown how he contracted the novel virus, Cain attended President Trump’s Tusla rally on June 20th.
On the day of the rally, six of Trump's campaign staffers tested positive for coronavirus.
Cain previously shared an image from the rally and can be seen sitting in the audience without wearing a face mask.
After stints as the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Cain launched a bid to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012.
According to Time, Cain is currently an official surrogate of Trump’s re-election campaign.