Covid-19: US congressman-elect Letlow dies of coronavirus

Washington - Letlow, 41, announced on Dec. 18 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 7:29 AM

US Representative-elect Luke Letlow of Louisiana has died of Covid-19, New Orleans TV station WDSU said on Tuesday, citing his campaign manager Andrew Bautsch.

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

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.


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