Officials connect Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to coronavirus cases in eight states | TheHill

Reports emerged last week confirming several cases in connection with the 10-day motorcycle gathering — 103 in total so far.

In addition to North and South Dakota, states seeing COVID-19 cases linked to the Sturgis event include Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming and Washington.

Kris Ehresmann, the Minnesota Department of Health’s infectious disease division director, said during a call with news outlets that the department expects more cases associated with Sturgis.

“Thousands of people attended that event, and so it’s very likely that we will see more transmission,” she added.

 

Source: Officials connect Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to coronavirus cases in eight states | TheHill