COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 5, 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 5, 2021, at 1:35 PM, EDT:

• 58.2% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 49.9% 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: 64.2%
3. Maine: 64.1%
4. Connecticut: 63.6%
5. Rhode Island: 61.9%


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 5, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 35 378 578 confirmed cases and
• 615 059 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 004 970
2. Texas: 3 187 166
3. Florida: 2 634 234
4. New York: 2 162 724
5. Illinois: 1 433 321

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 671 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 687 and Texas with 53 470.

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

Globally, there have been 200 652 700 confirmed cases, 4 263 709 deaths, and 4 303 303 528 vaccine doses administered.