Congressman-elect Luke Letlow (R-La.) has died of COVID-19, according to multiple reports.
The 41-year-old contracted the virus on Dec. 18 and was later moved to an intensive care unit in Shreveport, Louisiana, for treatment as his condition worsened.
Letlow “apparently suffered a cardiac event this evening that was refractory to all resuscitation efforts,” Dr. G.E. Ghali of LSU Health Shreveport told The New Orleans Advocate.
He was set to take office Jan. 3.
News: Luke Letlow, Louisiana’s 40-year-old congressman elect, has died from COVID-19, a spokesman confirms. #lalege #lagov
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