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Thread #167504   Message #4071256
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
08-Sep-20 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: What Labor Day plans during COVID-19?
Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota in August linked to more than 250,000 coronavirus cases, study finds

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News comes a week after the first COVID-19 death linked to the 10-day event that drew more than 400,000 people was recorded

The event will cost an estimated $12.2 billion in health-care costs, they wrote.

“In counties with the largest relative inflow to the event, the per 1,000 case rate increased by 10.7 percent after 24 days following the onset of Sturgis Pre-Rally Events,” the researchers wrote. “Multiplying the percent case increases for the high, moderate-high and moderate inflow counties by each county’s respective pre-rally cumulative COVID-19 cases and aggregating, yields a total of 263,708 additional cases in these locations due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.