15 Minnesota COVID Cases Linked to Sturgis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifteen Minnesota residents have contracted the coronavirus after being exposed during the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
Minnesota health officials are warning that they expect the number to grow. One patient was hospitalized as of Friday. Kris Ehresmann at the Minnesota Department of Health says the first Sturgis-linked case was reported Thursday, while 14 others were added Friday.
The Minnesota announcement follows a warning Thursday from South Dakota officials that a number of people who attended the rally had come down with the virus, including some from out of state. They said at the time it was under 25.