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Amazon says employee has tested positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 23:52:22-05

Amazon confirmed that one of its employees has tested positive with coronavirus. ABC News and CNN reported that the employee was based in Seattle, which has been the epicenter for a large number of confirmed cases in the United States.

“We’re supporting the affected employee who is in quarantine," Amazon said in a statement.

According to statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University, all nine coronavirus-related deaths in the United States have been in Washington. King County, Washington, has had 21 confirmed cases.

It is unknown if the employee is among those counted in the official total.