COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of July 8, 2021

Global confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 have surpassed 4 million. We summarize more of today's data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map and the CDC.

How widespread is the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in the US?

According the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of July 6, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Missouri: 73.3%
2. Nevada: 39.7%
3. Colorado: 36.3%
4. California: 29.6%
5. New Jersey: 27.6%


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

According to the CDC, as of today, July 8, 2021, at 3:21 PM, EDT:

• 55.2% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 47.7% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 66.2%
2. Massachusetts: 62.3%
3. Maine: 62.2%
4. Connecticut: 61.4%
5. Rhode Island: 59.6%


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 8, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 33 780 614 confirmed cases
• 606 376 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 828 338
2. Texas: 3 011 214
3. Florida: 2 381 148
4. New York: 2 118 216
5. Illinois: 1 394 852

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 63 806 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 719, and Texas with 52 541.

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

Globally, there have been 185 325 890 confirmed cases, 4 005 635 deaths, and 3 347 835 942 vaccine doses administered.