Luke Letlow, Republican parliamentarian from Louisiana elected this month to the US House of Representatives, has died of Covid-19, state governor John Bel Edwards announced on Twitter on Tuesday, December 29.
“It is with a heavy heart that @FirstLadyOfLA [la première Dame de Lousiane] and I offer our condolences to the family of MP-elect Luke Letlow, who died after battling Covid-19 ”.
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41-year-old Luke Letlow was to be invested on Sunday after winning the seat of the 5e district of Louisiana. He is the first member of the United States Congress to succumb to the disease in the United States, the country most bereaved by the pandemic.
The governor said he ordered flags to be half-masted on the day of Mr Letlow’s funeral. The parliamentarian himself announced on December 18 that a screening test had given a positive result for him and that he was in quarantine at his home. He was hospitalized three days later.