COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 6, 2021

Half of the total US population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus more data on the Delta variant, cases, and mortalities in our daily update.

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 6, 2021, at 4:12 PM, EDT:

• 58.4% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 50% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.8%
2. Massachusetts: 64.3%
3. Maine: 64.2%
4. Connecticut: 63.7%
5. Rhode Island: 62%


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 6, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 35 525 764 confirmed cases and
• 615 768 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 023 064
2. Texas: 3 210 027
3. Florida: 2 634 234
4. New York: 2 168 589
5. Illinois: 1 436 353

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 721 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 694 and Texas with 53 600.

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

Globally, there have been 201 414 221 confirmed cases, 4 274 253 deaths, and 4 343 990 447 vaccine doses administered.