According to the Washington Post, Letlow is the highest ranking 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, the suffering of the bereaved worried him even more. 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 US is the most affected country in the world by the pandemic. Around 19.5 million people there have been infected with the virus so far, and more than 337,000 people have died in connection with the infection, according to the Johns Hopkins University.