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.

Coronavirus: Local Updates
The coronavirus has finally made its presence known here in the Capital Region and in response, many events are getting canceled.
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...
The Coronavirus Scare Has Caused Major Events to Cancel
It seems like every day we wake up we hear about more and more people getting infected with the virus and, more and more places and things are getting canceled due to large gatherings and concerns on spreading germs.
In more recent news the President of the United States is calling the virus and scar…
Coronavirus Making Gas Prices Plummet?
It seems that the only thing anyone is talking about is the Coronavirus. There are many negative conversations swirling around the outbreak. Now there may be a silver lining in the decline of gas prices.
Siena College Extends Spring Break in Light of Coronavirus
Everyday more and more people and places are being affected by the Coronavirus and now Siena College is taking steps to protect their students, staff and fans. Siena has extended Spring Break foe all students by one week and urged fans to not attend today's women's lacrosse against UAlbany…
SXSW Music Fest Canceled Due to Coronavirus
The Coronavirus is far from being cured as more people are being quarantined as the virus continues to spread. The spread of the coronavirus is causing a lot of public events to cancel. It broke my heart the other day reading that the annual SXSW music festival will not being happening this year due…
Coronavirus Still At Large
It seems as if the coronavirus is still at large. Business’s have slowed up , hospitals are busy and no one seems to know when there will be an exact cure for this new virus.
The thing with viruses is they have to cure up on there own rather than be treated with an antibiotic like you…