Louisiana Congressman-Elect Letlow Dies of COVID

He had tested positive barely a week earlier.

Luke Letlow, a congressman-elect from Louisiana, died Tuesday after contracting COVID-19 earlier this month.  Letlow, age 41, announced on December 18 that he tested positive for the virus and that he would follow all CDC guidelines, quarantine protocols, and the recommendations of his doctors. On December 22, he was admitted to intensive care for treatment.

Letlow won a runoff election to represent Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District and would have been sworn in next week.

He is survived by his wife, Julia, and two children.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said, “It is with heavy hearts that First Lady of Louisiana and I offer our condolences to Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s family on his passing after a battle with COVID-19.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congressman-elect Letlow’s family as they mourn his passing.
  • For the people of his district, and for Louisiana’s governor as they seek the person to assume Letlow’s position in Congress.
  • For healing and recovery who all have COVID-19 across the nation.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Hill


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