Louisana’s new GOP Rep-elect Luke Letlow has passed away due to COVID. Letlow was just 41 and had complications from the virus.
The Congressman-elect had announced he had the virus on December 18th and quarantined at home. Following a worsening of the virus, Letlow was admitted to the hospital, then later transferred to the ICU at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport on December 23rd.
Doctors say he did not have any underlying medical conditions and reportedly did not wear masks to help the spread of the virus.
His family issued a statement saying they appreciate prayers during this time.
“The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time,” the family said in a statement to the Monroe News-Star. “A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.”
Letlow’s wife and two children survive.
He was set to be sworn in on Saturday.