COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 16, 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 16, 2021, at 4:59 PM, EDT:

• 59.7% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 50.7% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67%
2. Massachusetts: 64.7%
3. Maine: 64.6%
4. Connecticut: 64.4%
5. Rhode Island: 62.6%


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 16, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 36 830 626 confirmed cases and
• 622 199 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 136 057
2. Texas: 3 344 733
3. Florida: 2 920 749
4. New York: 2 209 767
5. Illinois: 1 466 813

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 675 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 54 361 and New York with 54 099.

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

Globally, there have been 207 677 423 confirmed cases, 4 368 986 deaths, and 4 702 155 598 vaccine doses administered.