Amazon employee in Seattle office tests positive


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Amazon on Tuesday said an staff who performs in one particular of its Seattle, Washington, places of work examined beneficial for the coronavirus.

We’re supporting the afflicted staff who is in quarantine,” the business informed CNBC. “The worker is based mostly out of Amazon’s Brazil place of work constructing in Seattle, WA.”

It’s not straight away very clear if the individual experienced been in the place of work in latest days or experienced traveled internationally not long ago. 

The workplace is in downtown Seattle on 9th avenue, in accordance to a search on Google Maps. It is not Amazon’s headquarters workplace, which is positioned on 7th avenue.

Washington condition has seen the premier surge of COVID-19 scenarios in the U.S., which includes various situations at a nursing facility. Nine men and women have died in Washington as of Tuesday night. The total range of confirmed cases in the point out stands at 27 as of Tuesday, up from 18 on Monday. Well being officials stated 231 folks in the point out are being monitored for the virus. 

Very last week, a Google personnel in Switzerland examined good for coronavirus.

—CNBC’s JR Reed contributed to this report. 



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