Luke Letlow, US congressman-elect, dies of coronavirus

Luke Letlow, US congressman-elect, dies of coronavirus

- The dreadful coronavirus has claimed another life in the United States of America

- This time, the virus took the life of an elected lawmaker, Luke Letlow, a Republican

- Americans have taken to social media to express their sympathies

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In another tragedy for the American people, an elected lawmaker, Luke Letlow has lost his life. He was one of the newly elected members of Congress from Louisiana.

According to Fox News, he died on Tuesday, December 29, from complications related to COVID-19, a spokesman announced.

The news of his death was confirmed by Andrew Bautsch, the Letlow spokesman.

Coronavirus: Luke Letlow, US congressman-elect, dies
Luke Letlow, the newly elected member of Congress from Louisiana has died from complications related to COVID-19. Photo: @LukeLetlow
Source: Twitter

He was admitted to a hospital in Monroe, La., on December 19, and then transferred to the Shreveport facility when his condition worsened.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, and two children.

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In reaction, Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House said the entire body mourns his passing.

She wrote:

"May it be a comfort to Luke’s wife Julia and their children Jeremiah and Jacqueline that so many mourn their loss and are praying for them at this sad time."

Many Americans have reacted to the news of Letlow's death on social media.

Karen Dempsey wrote:

"Prayers for the family especially in light of such a sudden development. He deserves a big thank you for putting himself out there in these trying times to try to make a positive difference in this complicated world! God will be with you."

Gina Dixon Lucas added:

"So sad. Prayers for his family. Many with Covid complications go into Cardiac arrest. Ask any Doctor or nurse that works with these patients."

Deborah Adair wrote:

"Prayers for his wife and his two children. May God be with them and help them through these trying times."

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Meanwhile, had reported that Bill Gates, the co-founder of Gates Foundation has again expressed pessimism on coronavirus ending by 2021 even with the COVID vaccines giving a flash of hope.

The American billionaire and Microsoft founder stated that with the COVID-19-related lockdown still active in the US and some countries, the pandemic may continue into 2022.

Gates offered his predictions on Sunday, December 13, in a reaction to the US setting new records for new cases, hospitalisations and fatalities within a seven-day period.

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