The Delta variant makes up approximately 98% of COVID-19 cases in the US, according to the latest CDC estimates.
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:
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.
Globally, there have been 213 652 111 confirmed cases, 4 459 318 deaths, and 5 032 325 962 vaccine doses administered.