LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor G.E. Ghali told the Monroe News-Star that Letlow, 41, experienced the heart attack following a hospital procedure related to the virus.
“It’s devastating to our entire team,” Ghali told the outlet, adding that Letlow had no underlying conditions.
“It was just COVID,” the chancellor said.
LSU Health directed Fox News to Letlow family spokesperson Andrew Bautsch, who did not immediately respond to a request for more information.
LUKE LETLOW, 41-YEAR-OLD CONGRESSMAN-ELECT, DIES WITH COVID-19
Eight out of every 10 COVID-19 deaths in the United States have been in adults aged 65 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adults between the ages of 40 and 49 are three times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die from the virus than a comparison group of adults between the ages of 18 and 29.
– Fox News