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US congressman-elect Letlow dies of Covid-19

  • Published at 05:26 pm December 30th, 2020
US Representative-elect Luke Letlow
US Representative-elect Luke Letlow Reuters

Letlow, 41, announced on December 18 that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus

US Representative-elect Luke Letlow of Louisiana died on Tuesday of Covid-19, his campaign said.

Letlow, 41, announced on December 18 that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

"Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from Covid-19", his campaign manager, Andrew Bautsch, said.

"Letlow was admitted into a Monroe hospital on December 19 after testing positive for the coronavirus and was transferred to Ochsner-LSU Health on Tuesday, December 22 and placed in intensive care", he added.

Letlow, a Republican, won a runoff election on December 5 for the 5th District seat, which represents Northeast and Central Louisiana, and was due to be sworn in on Sunday. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi were among those that expressed sorrow and paid tribute to Letlow.

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