COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of July 26, 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 July 20, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant makes up 83.2% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

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 26, 2021, at 4:02 PM, EDT:

• 56.8% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 49.1% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.28%
2. Massachusetts: 63.55%
3. Maine: 63.55%
4. Connecticut: 62.87
5. Rhode Island: 61.01%


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 26, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 34 514 652 confirmed cases
and
• 611 106 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 912 314
2. Texas: 3 080 841
3. Florida: 2 523 510
4. New York: 2 138 643
5. Illinois: 1 411 821

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 64 267 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 820, and Texas with 53 031.

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

Globally, there have been 194 552 314 confirmed cases, 4 154 051 deaths, and 3 874 241 484 vaccine doses administered.