World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 02 Apr, 2021 06:00 am

Record surge in coronavirus cases at Stellantis’ Sterling Stamping Plant

Record surge in coronavirus cases at Stellantis’ Sterling Stamping Plant
New cases at the plant surged in March to the highest levels on record, surpassing the previous monthly high from last November.

A major outbreak of the coronavirus is underway at Stellantis’ Sterling Stamping Plant near Detroit.Sterling Stamping is the largest auto stamping plant in the world, with a workforce of nearly 2,200.The World Socialist Web Site previously published a report on infections at Sterling Stamping on November 10.Sterling Stamping is unusual in that it is one of the few major auto plants in America which reports infections to its workforce, through text messages sent by United Auto Workers Local 1264.

At least six workers have died at a single auto plant, Stellantis’ Warren Truck Assembly Plant, which is just a few miles south of Sterling Stamping.Infections at Sterling Stamping had been slowly declining since a peak of 25 last November.

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