Amazon says nearly 20,000 employees have caught covid-19

Amazon said in a blog the number of employees who have had the illness includes its workers at its grocery store chain Whole Foods Market. In total, 19,816 employees have had covid-19 between March 1 and Sept. 19, it said, or about 1.44 percent of its 1,372,000 front-line workers.

(Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)