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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The below information is current as of 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 30. As we know, the news regarding Coronavirus and responses is changing by the minute. We will work to update as needed.)
According to the Centers of Disease Control, www.cdc.gov, the national confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 122,653 March 29, to 140,904 March 30. There have been 2,405 deaths.
In New Mexico, confirmed cases rose from 208 March 28 to 237 March 29 (with two deaths) and 17 cases in Doña Ana County. In Texas, cases increased from 2,552 March 29 to 2,877 March 30, with 38 deaths. El Paso County has confirmed 40 cases. Of those 40 cases in El Paso County, 25, or 63 percent, are people under age 50. Information from Mexico is more difficult to track, but Ciudad Juarez has so far confirmed at least five cases. Nationwide, Mexico reported 993 cases as of March 29, with 20 deaths, and the country is urging business closures and social distancing.
NEW MEXICO (info from March 29)
11,006 people tested
237 positive (1.9%)
17 cases in Doña Ana County
Source: NM Dept of Health (https://cv.nmhealth.org/)
35,880 people tested
2,877 positive (8.0%)
40 cases in El Paso County
Source: Texas Dept of Health (https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus)
Watch out for the other kind of virus: the computer kind
This new environment of many Americans working from home is going to be a great experiment for all the computer hackers of the world.
So here are some precautions to look for.
Even if it’s a place you’ve signed in 100 times before, take a closer look at it. Some of the hackers are really adept at creating sign-in windows that look just like the real thing (whether it’s Microsoft, Pandora, your bank, or whatever). Just look for little differences.
As creative as Americans have been in working out telecommuting set-ups, just remember the hackers are always two or three steps ahead, trying to find ways into secured servers all over the world.
For some general tips on keeping your computer and connections secure, read these tips from computer software protection company Norton, https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-emerging-threats-working-from-home-due-to-coronavirus.html
For specific advice to you and your company’s situation, please consult your business’s IT administrator.