Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dies of COVID

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, R-Start, his wife Julia and their two children Jeremiah, 3, and Jacqueline, 11 months, are pictured outside their Richland Parish home on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died Tuesday at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport with COVID-19.

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Letlow, 41, was transferred from St. Francis Medical Center to the Ochsner LSU Health ICU on Dec. 23 and has been treated there since then.

He posted an update 8 days ago that he was going to be on the mend soon.. 6 days ago it was reported that he was transferred to Oschner..

Tonight at the age of 41, he is dead.

Letlow, R-Start, announced Dec. 18 he tested positive for COVID-19 and was first quarantining at his Richland Parish home.

“The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time,” the family said in a statement. “A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.”

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