COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of July 21, 2021

Data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map and the CDC on COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths in the US and on cases and deaths 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 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 21, 2021, at 2:05 PM, EDT:

• 56.3% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 48.8% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.1%
2. Massachusetts: 63.3%
3. Maine: 62.9%
4. Connecticut: 62.5%
5. Rhode Island: 60.7%


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

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, July 21, 2021 at 3:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 34 201 446 confirmed cases
• 609 740 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 876 772
2. Texas: 3 050 345
3. Florida: 2 450 344
4. New York: 2 129 897
5. Illinois: 1 404 462

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 152 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 791, and Texas with 52 869.

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

Globally, there have been 191 763 648 confirmed cases, 4 122 507 deaths, and 3 709 795 753 vaccine doses administered.