COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 11, 2021

Data from the CDC on the Delta variant and US vaccination rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

How widespread is the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in the US?

According to early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of August 10, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant makes up 80.6% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of August 10, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Utah: 85.7%
2. Colorado: 83.4%
3. Nevada: 78.8%
4. California: 74.5%
5. Massachusetts: 73.8%


How many people in the US have been vaccinated against COVID-19?

According to the CDC as of today, August 11, 2021, at 6:23 PM, EDT:

• 59.1% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 50.3% of total US population is fully vaccinated

The 5 states with the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated are:

1. Vermont: 68%
2. Massachusetts: 64.5%
3. Maine: 64.4%
4. Connecticut: 64%
5. Rhode Island: 62.4%


How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, August 11, 2021 at 5:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 36 166 524 confirmed cases and
• 618 807 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 077 916
2. Texas: 3 290 233
3. Florida: 2 768 985
4. New York: 2 187 349
5. Illinois: 1 451 094

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 880 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 53 930 and New York with 53 797.

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally?

Globally, there have been 204 575 521 confirmed cases, 4 322 282 deaths, and 4 525 525 715 vaccine doses administered.