Former presidential candidate Herman Cain diagnosed with coronavirus

Businessman, media contributor, and former Republican presidential candidate Herman CainHerman CainRepublicans have dumped Reagan for Trump 'Trumpification' of the GOP will persist 'SNL' host Dave Chappelle urges Biden voters to be 'humble' winners MORE has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Newsmax TV.

Cain, who is a contributor for Newsmax, was admitted to a hospital Wednesday for treatment for COVID-19.

According to Cain's staff, he is in stable condition and is not on a ventilator, a standard treatment for patients experiencing severe symptoms from the novel virus.


It is unclear where Cain contracted the illness or how many contacts he had been in close proximity with, but the former GOP candidate was seen at a recent rally for President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE on June 20.

Before running for president, Cain had a successful business career as a chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the CEO of Godfather's Pizza.

Cain's spokesperson released a statement on Twitter saying: "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."