Amazon said on Thursday that 19,816 of its US staff members at Amazon and Whole Foods have tested positive or been assumed positive for Covid-19, revealing insight unexpectedly on how its workforce has been affected by coronavirus. Amazon had consistently opposed imparting thorough information to the public and with its own laborers about the absolute number of affirmed Covid cases at its facilities, which have become critical center points for household supplies during the pandemic.
Notwithstanding various affirmed cases at Amazon facilities nationwide, and around the globe, the internet business goliath has minimized the importance of delivering site or total numbers, making it hard to get an idea of contaminations at its warehouses.
The organization said it did an intensive examination of information on each of the 1,372,000 Amazon and Whole Foods Market staff members over the US employed at any time from March 1 to September 19, 2020. Amazon said it at that point contrasted its case rates with rest of the world during a similar period, utilizing data from Johns Hopkins University. It guaranteed that the quantity of its representatives that tested positive was 42% lower than anticipated based by that examination.