COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 12, 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 12, 2021, at 9:01 PM, EDT:

• 59.2% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 50.4% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 66.8%
2. Massachusetts: 64.6%
3. Maine: 64.4%
4. Connecticut: 64.1%
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 12, 2021 at 5:22 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 36 317 354 confirmed cases and
• 619 154 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 091 035
2. Texas: 3 303 501
3. Florida: 2 768 985
4. New York: 2 192 224
5. Illinois: 1 454 200

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 526 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 54 053 and New York with 53 828.

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

Globally, there have been 205 264 685 confirmed cases, 4 331 243 deaths, and 4 566 406 938 vaccine doses administered.