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Atlanta’s Herman Cain hospitalized with COVID-19

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Credit: Herman Cain in 2017. CR: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Credit: Herman Cain in 2017. CR: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Herman Cain, businessman and radio host, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to an official statement on his Twitter feed.

He tested positive for the virus Monday and was hospitalized Wednesday. He is “resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital,” according to the statement.

“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,” the statement noted.

ExploreIn 2006, Cain recovered from stage four colon cancer.

Cain attended President Donald Trump’s rally June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and posted a photo on his social media.

The 74-year-old Henry County resident, who ran for president in 2012, has been hosting a radio show on his website and recently began hosting a TV show on conservative TV outlet NewsMaxTV.

He previously worked at news/talk WSB radio for several years and was a syndicated host from 2013 to 2017.

Trump last year briefly considered placing Cain on the board of the Federal Reserve.

Dan Calabrese, editor of hermancain.com, wrote in a post today that "people will speculate about the Tulsa rally, but Herman did a lot of traveling the past week, including to Arizona where cases are spiking. I don't think there's any way to trace this to the one specific contact that caused him to be infected. We'll never know."

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