Delta Airlines has announced approximately 500 employees have contracted the novel coronavirus in the course of their duties, the company said.
Delta CEO told shareholder that the vast majority of those who have contracted the virus have recovered. Ten employees have died as a result of the disease.
Since initial reporting in March, Delta has seen a significant reduction in positive employee COVID-19 tests and is currently tracking at a rate five times lower than the national average,” a spokesperson for the airline said.
The company announced earlier this month that in partnership with the Mayo Clinic and Quest Diagnostics, the airline will begin testing all its employees for COVID-19.
Delta Airlines employs a total of 90,000 workers.