ATLANTA — Former presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized in Atlanta after testing positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday.
Cain’s staff announced his illness on Twitter, saying that he tested positive June 29 and developed symptoms serious enough to be hospitalized Wednesday.
"He spent the past night in the hospital and as of today, Thursday, July 2, he is resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital," Cain said. "Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert."
Official said they were not sure how Cain contracted the virus. He attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa June 20 as a campaign surrogate.
"With God's help, we are confident he will make a quick and complete recovery," officials said.
Cain is currently the host of The Herman Cain Show at HermanCain.com and Herman Cain’s American on NewsmaxTV.
Cain left his show on WSB’s News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB in 2018 but continued to appear on the stations doing daily commentary.
Cain, 74, grew up in Georgia and attended Morehouse College. He was a contender for the Republican presidential nominee in the 2012 election.
“Please keep him and all who are battling this virus, in your prayers,” officials said.
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