By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Ten cases of coronavirus in Wyoming have been traced to the Strugis Motorcycle rally, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
Department spokeswoman Kim Deti said the department has identified 10 people believed to have become infected while attending the annual event in South Dakota.
The motorcycle rally, which marked its 80th year, ran from Aug. 7 to 16 and attracted almost 366,000 people.
According to The Associated Press, at least 100 cases of coronavirus in Wyoming and seven other states have been traced to the event so far.
In Minnesota 35 coronavirus cases have been linked to the rally.
Kris Ehresmann, infectious disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health, told the Associated Press, “We’re expecting that we’re going to see many more cases associated with Sturgis.”
Health officials had expressed concern prior to the event’s end that it could become a “super spreader,” where people from across the country could be exposed to and infected by the illness.