Washington, December 29 Luke Lettrow, a Republican congressman elected to the U.S. Congress, died of COVID-19 on the 29th local time at the age of 41.
A spokesperson for Lettrow confirmed the news in a statement released that night and said that Lettrow’s family “thank everyone for their prayers and support over the past few days and now want to protect privacy”.
Lettrow was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana in this year’s general election and should have been officially sworn in on January 3, 2021.
According to U.S. media reports, Lettrow was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on the 18th of this month and began to be hospitalized on the 19th.
After the news of Letlow’s death, Louisiana Governor Edwards said in a social media post that “The coronavirus has taken the life of Representative-elect Lettlow, and I am heartbroken for him and his family.”
According to US media reports, after Letrow’s death, he left a widow and two children, the son is 3 years old and the daughter is only 11 months old.
Senator Bill Cassidy, who had previously contracted and recovered from the novel coronavirus, said that night, “Beware of remember that the death of COVID-19 while remembering Letro. Although most patients don’t die, it really kills people.”
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 23:00 on the 29th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 19.55 million and 338,561 deaths.