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, Hot 99.1 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.

Top 10 Coronavirus
What's the dumbest thing you bought WAY too much of when the whole panic-buying thing started? Some of the best answers we've include eight bottles of ketchup, spam and more.
Dollar General Looking to Hire Thousands
In these uncertain times, know that there are stores that are hiring. Dollar General is looking to fill thousands of positions across the country. There are nearly two dozen stores here in the Capital Region.
Coronavirus Plot?
News report on members of extremist groups are encouraging one another to spread the virus, if contracted, through bodily fluids and personal interactions
Jail Nurse Test Positive
Albany County Jail nurse test positive for COVID-19. As a result of the positive test 35 inmates who had contact with the nurse have been placed in isolation.
Coronavirus: Local Updates
The coronavirus has finally made its presence known here in the Capital Region and in response, many events are getting canceled.
Condom Shortages
Toilet Paper isn't the only thing flying off of the shelves. People have decided to stock up on condoms and adult toys to keep themselves entertained while “social distancing”.
Coronavirus Dating
Just because you're in the house doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. It looks like online dating is up in all of the places social distancing because of the spread of Coronavirus.
Cuomo vs. Cuomo
I don't know if this was planned or scripted but it was an absolutely hilarious display of how sibling rivalries may never die.  Check out this exchange Big bro Andrew Cuomo Vs Lil bro Andrew Cuomo.
Must Have Items
With school being closed, basketball canceled, jobs closing, restaurants bars are closed and so many other things closing or being canceled because of Coronavirus.
How To Stay Virus Free In 2020
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), things are underway for a cure and vaccine from COVID-19. However, they ensure things could get worse before they get better.
What people should know is that this is a virus that gets spread through contact...

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