Jul 19, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hospitalized in New York

 United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visits "Varney & Co." with host Stuart Varney at Fox Business Network Studios on December 02, 2019 in New York City
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at Fox Business Network Studios in New York City last December. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been admitted to a hospital in upstate New York, his spokesperson told Fox News on Saturday.

The big picture: A spokesperson said the 82-year-old was being treated for "minor, non-coronavirus related issues," per CNN. He's "doing well and we anticipate his release soon," the spokesperson told Fox News. The investor has served as the Trump administration's commerce secretary since February 2017. The Commerce Department did not immediately return Axios' request for comment.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with further details on Ross' condition and more context.

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