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Louisiana Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dead From COVID-19

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Louisiana's newest Republican member of the U.S. House, Luke Letlow, has died from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41 years old.
 

Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect's death Tuesday night. Bautsch said in a statement that the family is asking for privacy.
 

The incoming congressman was elected in a December runoff and was set to take office in January. He was admitted to a Monroe hospital on Dec. 19 after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. He was later transferred to the Shreveport facility and placed in intensive care.