COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a 10-Day Motorcycle Rally in a Neighboring State — Minnesota, August–September 2020

@article{Firestone2020COVID19OA,
  title={COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a 10-Day Motorcycle Rally in a Neighboring State — Minnesota, August–September 2020},
  author={M. Firestone and Haley Wienkes and J. Garfin and Xiong-qing Wang and Kelley Vilen and Kirk E. Smith and S. Holzbauer and M. Plumb and K. Pung and C. Medus and Joseph D. C. Yao and M. Binnicker and A. Nelson and Sophia Yohe and K. Como-Sabetti and K. Ehresmann and R. Lynfield and R. Danila},
  journal={Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report},
  year={2020},
  volume={69},
  pages={1771 - 1776}
}
During August 7-16, 2020, a motorcycle rally was held in western South Dakota that attracted approximately 460,000 persons from across the United States to numerous indoor and outdoor events over a 10-day period. During August-September 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak associated with the rally in Minnesota residents. Fifty-one primary event-associated cases were identified, and 35 secondary or tertiary cases occurred… Expand

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