COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 2, 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 July 20, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant makes up 82.2% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of July 27, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Missouri: 90.3%
2. Nevada: 71.4%
3. Colorado: 66.9%
4. California: 56.8%
5. New Jersey: 56.6%


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

According to the CDC as of today, August 2, 2021, at 1:36 PM, EDT:

• 57.8% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 49.7% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.6%
2. Massachusetts: 64.1%
3. Maine: 63.5%
4. Connecticut: 63.4%
5. Rhode Island: 61.6%


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 2, 2021 at 2:22 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 35 072 484 confirmed cases and
• 613 488 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 974 093
2. Texas: 3 145 129
3. Florida: 2 634 234
4. New York: 2 153 992
5. Illinois: 1 425 219

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 540 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 657 and Texas with 53 310.

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

Globally, there have been 198 643 181 confirmed cases, 4 229 464 deaths, and 4 143 710 891 vaccine doses administered.