Two participants at the RSA Cybersecurity Conference in San Francisco last month have been diagnosed with respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus infection, rsa Security Conference organizers said Tuesday. A statement on the RSA Conference website read: “We understand that two participants have been positive for COVID-19. As to whether they had developed symptoms or were in an incubation period at the time of the meeting, there was no official agency to inform the RSA Meeting Group.”
(From: RSA Conference)
In good interest, RSA conference organizers have shared this information with the participants and have reached out to the local health authorities.
Bloomberg reported Tuesday that one of the confirmed men, a 45-year-old engineer from Connecticut, began showing symptoms when he returned home on February 28.
Unfortunately, he also suffers from a basic heart condition, so the lung condition caused by the new coronavirus is critical.
The wife said in an interview that her husband had been hospitalized on March 6 and was now in a medically induced coma and ready to be rescued on a ventilator.
There have been two COVID-19 confirmed cases in Connecticut, after State Gov. Ned Lamont reported another on Sunday.
The RSA Security Conference organisers said there were 36,000 attendees and hundreds of speakers and exhibitors at last month’s meeting.
Connecticut’s health authorities did not immediately respond to a request for comment.