Interfor’s Critical Covid19 Daily Updates – March 25, 2020
Latest numbers (as of 9am est):
Total Reported Cases: 436,024 (54,1973 in United States)
Total Deaths: 19,630 (784 in United States)
Total Recovered: 111,878
- The World Health Organization warns that the United States risks becoming the epicenter for the global epidemic as infection numbers begin to spike.
- The House and Senate reached an agreement on a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Although the full text of the bill is not known yet, it will include direct cash payments, assistance for hospitals, small businesses, and aid to corporations that have been hurt by the outbreak.
- As infections in New York soar, Governor Cuomo said that as many as 140,000 people might need urgent care in the next few weeks.
- Miami mayor announces a shelter-in-place order. The mayor is still in quarantine for nearly two weeks after testing positive for the virus.
- Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil rejects the containment approach, accuses the global community of hysteria, and urges Brazilians to get back to work.
- Washington D.C. announces it will close all non-essential businesses.
- Los Angeles reports first death of a minor from COVID-19.
- India’s prime minister ordered a 21 day nationwide lockdown, to be enforced by police.
- The UK announces that Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, with mild symptoms.
Company leadership should verify that systems administrators are prepared to remotely respond to hacks and that there is a clear cybersecurity protocol for the newly remote workforce. Interfor is tracking a significant increase in attempts to penetrate corporate systems.
Companies are reviewing their insurance policies to determine whether losses and expenses incurred and/or anticipated might be covered, and to identify any notification requirements that must be satisfied.
WARNING: Interfor continues to see misinformation and rumors spread around the world as clients attempt to vet information they are receiving. Be sure to vet ALL information (including this update).
Outside of the spread of the virus itself, Interfor continues to monitor for evidence of systemic breakdowns which will adversely affect security and safety. To date, no such breakdowns have been detected.
For additional resources and guidance, the Interfor team is here to help.