Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized with COVID-19.
A spokesman confirmed the diagnosis Thursday afternoon, describing the 73-year-old as “resting comfortably” at an Atlanta-spot healthcare facility just after his indications turned severe adequate Wednesday to involve care, but not a respirator.
Cain’s favourable June 29 take a look at came just around a 7 days soon after he appeared at Donald Trump’s indoor campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Addressing speculation he may perhaps have picked it up at Trump’s campaign party, Cain’s staff mentioned in a assertion they are unsure how or wherever he contracted the virus.
“We actually have no thought wherever he contracted it,” HermanCain.com editor Dan Calabrese wrote on the website. “I know persons will speculate about the Tulsa rally, but Herman did a whole lot of touring the past 7 days, which includes to Arizona the place instances are spiking. I do not imagine there is any way to trace this to the 1 specific contact that prompted him to be contaminated. We’ll in no way know.”
Cain tweeted a image of himself attending the function without having a mask.
6 staffers operating at the celebration tested favourable the working day of the rally and have been despatched household, and a reporter who coated the occasion later on tested favourable, even though he’s uncertain in which, specifically, he’d come in get hold of with it.
On Wednesday ― just hours before he necessary health-related intervention simply because of his worsening issue ― Cain despatched a tweet hailing a Trump function in South Dakota in which masks wouldn’t be required.
“Masks will not be required for the celebration, which will be attended by President Trump,” he mentioned. “PEOPLE ARE FED UP!”
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