Amazon reveals 19,8000 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since March

More than 19,800 Amazon employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, company reveals Amazon revealed 19,816 of its employees have tested positive since March The company analyzed data on 1.37million workers at the e-commerce site and Whole Foods Market across the US from March 1 to September 19 It found 1.4% of its total workforce had contracted the virus, well below the national infection rate The company also said it is conducting thousands of tests a day, which will grow to 50,000 tests a day across 650 sites by November 

By Associated Press

Published: 05:37 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 05:41 BST, 2 October 2020

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Nearly 20,000 Amazon employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March, the company has revealed. 

The e-commerce giant disclosed the data for the first time on its blog on Thursday, following months of pressure from workers and labor groups to publicly release the figures.     

Amazon said its rate of infection was 42 per cent lower than expected when considering the virus' spread in the general population.

Amazon on Thursday revealed 19,816 of its employees have tested positive since March

Amazon on Thursday revealed 19,816 of its employees have tested positive since March

The company analyzed data on 1.37million workers at the e-commerce site and Whole Foods Market across the US from March 1 to September 19

The company analyzed data on 1.37million workers at the e-commerce site and Whole Foods Market across the US from March 1 to September 19

The Seattle-based company said that it examined data from March 1 to September 19 on 1.37million workers at Amazon and Whole Foods Market across the US. 

It said it compared the COVID-19 case rates to the general population, as reported by Johns Hopkins University for the same period.  

Based on that analysis, if the rate among Amazon and Whole Foods employees were the same as that for the general population, it

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