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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Caused One COVID-19 Fatality

April 29, 2021 • 3:18 pm CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

A study by a U.S. CDC team of researchers published in Clinical Infectious Diseases today found the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle rally in Meade County, South Dakota, resulted in widespread transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus across the USA.

At least 649 COVID-19 cases were identified from the approximately 462,000 persons attending various outdoor and indoor activities.

Of the 463 primary cases, 3.7% of persons were hospitalized, and one died. These cases were 60% male, and 84% were of White ethnicity.

According to several state health departments, some attendees were reluctant to report contacts and detailed travel history.

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