COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 25, 2021

The Delta variant makes up approximately 98% of COVID-19 cases in the US, according to the latest CDC estimates.

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 24, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 98.8% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of August 24, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Missouri: 97.3%
2. Kansas: 96.7%
3. Arkansas: 96.5%
4. Oklahoma: 96.4%
5. Wisconsin: 95%


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

According to the CDC as of today, August 25, 2021, at 3:14 PM, EDT:

• 61% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 51.7% 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: 65.5%
3. Connecticut: 65.3%
4. Maine: 65.3%
5. Rhode Island: 64.1%


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 25, 2021 at 3:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 38 155 325 confirmed cases and
• 631 657 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 271 690
2. Texas: 3 502 875
3. Florida: 3 071 489
4. New York: 2 246 012
5. Illinois: 1 499 022

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 65 341 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 55 578 and New York with 54 089.

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

Globally, there have been 213 652 111 confirmed cases, 4 459 318 deaths, and 5 032 325 962 vaccine doses administered.