Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has been transferred to an intensive care unit at a Shreveport hospital as he continues treatment for COVID-19, according to a statement on his Twitter account.

Update, 9 p.m. Tuesday: Luke Letlow has died.

The 40-year-old newly elected congressman from north Louisiana was admitted to a Monroe hospital Saturday. On Wednesday, he was transferred to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

Letlow is being treated with the antiviral drug Remdesivir, LSU Health Sciences Center Chancellor G.E. Ghali said.

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"Congressman-elect Letlow is in stable condition in the intensive care unit where he is receiving Remdesivir and steroids as part of his regiment therapy," Ghali said in a statement.

Letlow, a Republican from Start, Louisiana, won the 5th Congressional District seat in the Dec. 5 runoff against state Rep. Lance Harris of Alexandria.

He succeeds his former boss, Congressman Ralph Abraham, who didn't seek reelection.

Letlow represents a sprawling 24-parish district that includes Monroe, Alexandria, Opelousas, St. Francisville, Amite, and Bogalusa.