IIn the United States, a member of Congress died of an infection with the corona virus for the first time on Tuesday. The 41-year-old Republican MP Luke Letlow had complications related to his Covid-19 disease, his spokesman said. Letlow should have been sworn in on Sunday, said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Twitter.
According to the Washington Post, Letlow is the most senior US politician to have died of Covid-19. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. Only at the beginning of the month had he prevailed in a runoff election to represent his constituency in the state of Louisiana.
“It breaks my heart that he cannot represent our people,” said Edwards. However, he was even more distressed by the suffering of the bereaved. On the day of his burial, the flags should be raised at half mast.
Letlow made his infection with the novel corona virus public on December 18 and went into quarantine at home. He was hospitalized three days later. The United States is the most affected country in the world by the pandemic. Around 19.5 million people have been infected with the virus there, and more than 337,000 people have died in connection with the infection, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.