Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, dies of Covid days before he was due to be sworn-in despite Remdesivir treatment

CONGRESSMAN-ELECT Luke Letlow of Louisiana died of Covid-19 on Tuesday, days before he was set to be sworn in to the House of Representatives. 

Letlow, 41, tested positive for coronavirus on Dec. 18 and was admitted to St. Francis Medical Center the following day, according to The News-Star.

His symptoms persisted and he was transferred to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

Letlow’s family said in a statement that they appreciate “the numerous prayers and support over the past days” but asked for “privacy during this difficult and unexpected time.”

"A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time,” they stated.

Letlow was supposed to be sworn in on Monday in Washington, DC.

The Congressman-elect is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, and their two children. 

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