COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of August 9, 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 9, 2021, at 3:06 PM, EDT:

• 58.8% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 50.2% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 68%
2. Massachusetts: 64.4%
3. Maine: 64.2%
4. Connecticut: 63.9%
5. Rhode Island: 62.2%


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 9, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 35 878 327 confirmed cases and
• 617 136 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 050 342
2. Texas: 3 240 087
3. Florida: 2 768 985
4. New York: 2 178 724
5. Illinois: 1 444 216

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 791 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 750 and Texas with 53 693.

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

Globally, there have been 203 205 809 confirmed cases, 4 299 984 deaths, and 4 443 783 559 vaccine doses administered.