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.

Happy Little League's Back But It's Weird
We were so excited when the governor announced that Little League baseball could start back up on July 6th. But I don't think anyone was totally prepared for what it was going to look and feel like because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bed Bath & Beyond May Close Capital Region Stores
As stores continue to slowly open, some giant retailers just can't come back from the coronavirus pandemic. Bed Bath & Beyond announced that they will be closing hundreds of stores across the country. We may lose stores here in the Capital Region.
NFL Coming Back -Will Bills Mafia Be Allowed?
If the NFL season started this week, fans wouldn't be allowed to attend not only in the stands but not even in the parking lots. The Buffalo Bills, the only New York team that plays in New York state would not be allowed any spectators if the season started soon or even by the fall because of t…

Load More Articles