First COVID-19 Death Linked to Motorcycle Rally Reported in Minnesota

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- The first COVID-19 death linked to the massive Sturgis motorcycle rally last month in South Dakota has been reported by Minnesota health officials.

Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists attended the rally despite being urged not to do so in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minnesota patient had been in a hospital intensive care unit, a state health department official told CBS News. The official also said that at least 50 coronavirus cases in the state have been linked to the Sturgis rally.

More than 250 coronavirus cases across the United States have been linked to the rally, according to CBS News.

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