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Minnesota man dies after attending Sturgis rally, testing positive for COVID-19

In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, bikers ride down Main Street in downtown Sturgis, S.D., before the 76th Sturgis motorcycle rally officially begins. Photo: Josh Morgan/Rapid City Journal via AP. In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, bikers ride down Main Street in downtown Sturgis, S.D., before the 76th Sturgis motorcycle rally officially begins.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: September 02, 2020 02:12 PM
Created: September 02, 2020 12:48 PM

A Minnesota man who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota last month and tested positive for COVID-19 has died, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Wednesday.

According to MDH, the man was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions. He was hospitalized and had been in the intensive care unit.

According to the Associated Press, public health departments in multiple states have been working to track how much, and how quickly, the virus has spread since the 10-day rally ended on Aug. 16.


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