Capital Region Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

As the outbreak continues to have an effect on Capital Region communities, WGNA is committed to bringing you the latest developments, resources and information to assist in this time of social distancing. Bookmark this page to stay updated with COVID-19 and how it affects the Albany, Saratoga, Troy and other areas.

‘Cheers’ Bar In Boston Will Close For Good
It’s tough to go where everybody knows your name when you’re not going anywhere because of a global pandemic.
CBS’ Boston affiliate reports that the Cheers at Faneuil Hall, famous as the fictional home of the bar of the same name on the beloved NBC sitc…
KFC Honors Teachers With Free Buckets
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has supported front line workers throughout the pandemic and now they want to take care of educators who are heading back to school as the pandemic continues. Here's how they plan to help.
Wine & Food Festival Officially Corked
There have been so many events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers of a local wine and food fest thought postponing it until fall would be plenty of time for things to go back to normal, but they had to put a cork in it.
'Work From Home' Toys For Kids - To Be Just Like You [PIC]
During the pandemic, many parents were forced to work from home and some still are. They have been spending more time with their kids and as a result, they are modeling their behavior. Now you can buy your kid a set of toys so they can play-work alongside you.

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