Hundreds of covid cases reported at Tesla plant following Musk’s defiant reopening, county data shows (‘I got my money and they got Covid-19…)

(FILES) In this file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention CenterMarch 9, 2020, in Washington, DC. -  In May, Elon Musk dared officials to arrest him when he defied Alameda County coronavirus protocols to reopen Tesla's facilities in Fremont. Now, county-level data obtained by a legal transparency website reveal the production plant recorded hundreds of positive covid-19 cases in the months that followed.(Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Tesla’s Bay Area production plant recorded hundreds of positive covid-19 cases following CEO Elon Musk’s defiant reopening of the plant last May, according to county-level data obtained by a legal transparency website.

The document, obtained by the website PlainSite following a court ruling this year, showed Tesla received around 10 reports of covid-19 in May when the plant reopened, and saw a steady rise in cases all the way up to 125 in December, as the disease caused by the novel coronavirus peaked around the country.

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