Latest updated COVID figures; Beware of computer hackers – Las Cruces Bulletin

Latest updated COVID figures; Beware of computer hackers – Las Cruces Bulletin

By Richard Coltharp

(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.)

Daily statistics

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.

Regional Statistics

NEW MEXICO (info from March 29)

11,006 people tested

237 positive (1.9%)

2 deaths

17 cases in Doña Ana County

Source: NM Dept of Health (https://cv.nmhealth.org/)

TEXAS

35,880 people tested

2,877 positive (8.0%)

38 deaths

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.

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