COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of July 20, 2021

Early estimates from the CDC suggest the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant makes up 61.7% of COVID-19 cases. Plus more updates on COVID-19 cases, mortalities, and vaccinations.

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 July 20, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant makes up 61.7% of COVID-19 cases.

The CDC estimates as of July 20, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Missouri: 89.9%
2. Nevada: 71%
3. Colorado: 58.9%
4. California: 56.8%
5. New Jersey: 53.2%


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

According to the CDC, as of today, July 20, 2021, at 7:19 PM, EDT:

• 56.2% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 48.7% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67%
2. Massachusetts: 63.2%
3. Maine: 62.9%
4. Connecticut: 62.4%
5. Rhode Island: 60.6%


How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, July 20, 2021 at 5:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 34 163 973 confirmed cases
• 609 463 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 871 495
2. Texas: 3 045 245
3. Florida: 2 450 344
4. New York: 2 128 710
5. Illinois: 1 403 508

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 139 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 784, and Texas with 52 841.

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

Globally, there have been 191 274 788 confirmed cases, 4 102 417 deaths, and 3 678 365 761 vaccine doses administered.