Former presidential candidate Herman Cain diagnosed with coronavirus

Businessman, media contributor, and former Republican presidential candidate Herman CainHerman Cain'SNL' host Dave Chappelle urges Biden voters to be 'humble' winners 18 Trump rallies have led to 30,000 COVID-19 cases: Stanford University study From HBCUs to Capitol Hill: How Congress can play an important role 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 John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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."