Health officials in 3 states have traced new COVID-19 cases to the Sturgis motorcycle rally where hundreds of thousands of bikers gathered
- Health officials in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota have now traced multiple new COVID-19 cases back to a motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota between August 7 and 16.
- The rally, which drew hundreds of thousands of bikers to the 6,900-person city, has been tied to 15 new coronavirus cases in Nebraska, seven in Minnesota, and multiple incidences in South Dakota, according to CNN.
- The event was one of the largest public gatherings in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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Less than a week after the close of a massive 10-day motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, health officials in the state, as well as in Nebraska and Minnesota, have traced multiple new COVID-19 cases back to the event.
The rally, which drew hundreds of thousands of bikers to Sturgis, has been connected with 15 new COVID-19 cases in Nebraska, seven in Minnesota, and several new cases in South Dakota, according to CNN. Social distancing and mask-wearing were relatively sparse at the rally, according to The New York Times.
Kris Ehresmann, director of the infectious disease division of Minnesota’s health department, told CNN that …continued .
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