SpaceX reports LA County's highest number of workplace COVID-19 cases

At least 132 employees at the SpaceX rocket factory near Los Angeles have tested positive for COVID-19, making it the site of the largest recent countywide workplace outbreak tracked by local health officials. According to a report released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday, the Elon Musk-led company currently accounts for nearly 30% of workplace COVID-19 cases in the county.
The list includes 37 companies who have three or more confirmed cases each, with a total of 452 cases. The SpaceX corporate headquarters in Hawthorne employs nearly 6,000 people. The outbreak comes amid a new round of rising infections in California and across the country that have been fueled by the spread of the omicron variant.
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