COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 4, 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 3, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant makes up 83.4% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of August 3, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Utah: 84.9%
2. Colorado: 82.8%
3. Nevada: 77.7%
4. Massachusetts: 74%
5. California: 73.7%


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

According to the CDC as of today, August 4, 2021, at 4:07 PM, EDT:

• 58% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 49.8% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.7%
2. Massachusetts: 64.1%
3. Maine: 64%
4. Connecticut: 63.5%
5. Rhode Island: 61.7%


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

• 35 303 779 confirmed cases and
• 614 705 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 000 397
2. Texas: 3 176 715
3. Florida: 2 634 234
4. New York: 2 161 314
5. Illinois: 1 430 257

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 640 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 676 and Texas with 53 409.

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

Globally, there have been 200 031 896 confirmed cases, 4 252 958 deaths, and 4 261 887 982 vaccine doses administered.