Republican Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, has died from coronavirus eleven days after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The father-of-two told supporters on Twitter on December 18 that he had the virus. He had since tweeted multiple times asking people to donate plasma if they have it.
The following statement was issued by his campaign manager Andrew Bautsch on Tuesday night:
‘Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from COVID-19.
‘Letlow was admitted into a Monroe Hospital on December 19 after testing positive for the coronavirus and was transferred to Ochsner-LSU Health on Tuesday, December 22, and placed in intensive care.
‘Letlow is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, Phd., and two young children.
‘The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time.
‘A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.’
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Source: Daily Mail