Amazon says over 19,000 of its employees have caught COVID-19
By Jon Swartz
"We have been conservative in this analysis. First, we cast a wide net by including both confirmed and presumptive cases in the Amazon figures," the e-commerce giant said in a data analysis (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/operations/update-on-covid-19-testing). "Second, actual COVID-19 rates in the general population are greater than the official counts because not everyone in the general public gets screened for symptoms or tested. "
Amazon (AMZN) employees are regularly screened for symptoms and are increasingly being tested at work, regardless of whether they are showing symptoms, to identify asymptomatic cases, according to the company.
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October 01, 2020 17:46 ET (21:46 GMT)
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