MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's newest congressman has been admitted to a hospital a day after announcing that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Andrew Bautsch tells The News-Star that Republican Luke Letlow was admitted Saturday as a precaution and is being monitored. Bautsch also said he has COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus.

Letlow was elected earlier this month to the 5th District seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. He is scheduled to be sworn in next month.

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