COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 24, 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 14, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 86.1% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of August 17, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Utah: 91.9%
2. California: 87.7%
3. North Carolina: 86.5%
4. Florida: 86.4%
5. Nevada: 86.2%


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

According to the CDC as of today, August 24, 2021, at 3:10 PM, EDT:

• 60.9% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 51.6% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.5%
2. Massachusetts: 65.4%
3. Connecticut: 65.2%
4. Maine: 65.2%
5. Rhode Island: 63.9%


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 24, 2021 at 3:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 37 980 821 confirmed cases and
• 629 891 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 254 699
2. Texas: 3 476 659
3. Florida: 3 071 489
4. New York: 2 241 468
5. Illinois: 1 491 582

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 65 178 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 55 350 and New York with 54 054.

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

Globally, there have been 212 892 985 confirmed cases, 4 447 156 deaths, and 194 719 149 768 vaccine doses administered.