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U.S. Congressman-elect Letlow Dies Of COVID-19

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WASHINGTON: U.S. Representative-elect Luke Letlow of Louisiana has died of COVID-19, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said on Tuesday.

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

“It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our condolences to Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s family on his passing after a battle with COVID-19

,” Edwards said on Twitter.

Letlow, a Republican, won a runoff election on Dec. 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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