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U.S. Congressman-Elect From Louisiana Dies of Covid-19

  • Letlow had been elected to U.S. House just last month
  • More than 7,300 people in Louisiana have died of coronavirus
Luke Letlow
Luke LetlowPhotographer: Melinda Deslatte/AP Photo

A congressman-elect from Louisiana has died of Covid-19, the state’s governor, John Bel Edwards announced on Tuesday night.

Luke Letlow, 41, was elected in November to replace Representative Ralph Abraham, for whom he had been chief of staff, in the Fifth Congressional District, which runs up the center of the state to the Arkansas border.