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Sturgis rider from Minnesota dies of COVID-19


September 3, 2020

Grace Pritchett – Rapid City Journal via AP

People rode through downtown Sturgis, S.D., during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Aug. 10, 2020.

A participant in last month's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota is among the 1,830 people in Minnesota who have died of COVID-19.

The rider was a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions who was hospitalized and placed in intensive care following his infection with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Fifty Minnesotans who took part in the Sturgis event, which draws hundreds of thousands of people each summer, have tested positive. The death is thought to be the first due to infection at Sturgis.


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