ABC News reports:
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first governor since the start of the pandemic to publicly announce a positive diagnosis.
Stitt’s diagnosis came several weeks after President Donald Trump held a controversial campaign rally in Tulsa, where Stitt was photographed without a mask alongside thousands of the president’s supporters all in proximity, despite warnings from local health officials that the event could lead to a surge in Covid-19 transmission.
Herman Cain, another high-profile Republican who attended the rally, tested positive for the virus on July 1, less than two weeks later. Two days after his diagnosis, Cain’s symptoms became so severe that he was hospitalized.
We want to give you a quick update on the boss’s progress battling his COVID symptoms. The doctors like the progress he’s making – although it’s still slow and requires much patience.
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 15, 2020