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114 COVID-19 cases linked to Sturgis rally; 77 from other states
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114 COVID-19 cases linked to Sturgis rally; 77 from other states

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PHOTOS: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally continues for the fifth day

Main Street Sturgis at the 2020 motorcycle rally.

Seventy-seven COVID-19 cases from out-of-state residents who apparently contracted the virus at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that ran from Aug. 7 to 16 have been identified, bringing the total to 114 COVID-19 cases from the rally.

The Department of Health reported 37 coronavirus cases among state residents related to the rally on Monday. Spokesman Derrick Haskins said in an email Tuesday that the department's next update would be Thursday.

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The DOH had reported three cases from residents of Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington who had close contacts with South Dakotans at the rally.

The Associated Press reports that 61% of all U.S. counties were visited by rally attendees. A comprehensive rally tally may be incomplete due to the lack of a national testing and contact tracing strategy. No single state or federal government is tracking all known cases tied to the event which saw more than 460,000 attendees.

Here are the coronavirus cases in other states that tie back to the rally:

  • Minnesota: 35
  • North Dakota: 18
  • Wyoming: 9
  • Nebraska: 7
  • Montana: 5
  • Wisconsin: 2
  • Washington: 1

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