COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of November 1, 2021

Global confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 have surpassed 5 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 to early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of October 23, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99.5% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates for the week ending on October 23, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Vermont: 100%
2. North Dakota: 100%
3. Maine: 100%
4. District of Columbia: 100%
5. Alaska: 99.9%


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

According to the CDC as of today, November 1, 2021, at 3:33 PM, EDT:

• 66.8% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 58% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Puerto Rico: 73.6%
2. Vermont: 71.3%
3. Rhode Island:71%
4. Connecticut: 70.8%
5. Maine: 70.6%


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

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, November 1, 2021 at 3:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 46 037 906 confirmed cases and
• 746 502 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 931 218
2. Texas: 4 240 224
3. Florida: 3 690 812
4. New York: 2 562 392
5. Illinois: 1 701 653

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 72 086 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 71 247 and Florida with 59 670.

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

Globally, there have been 247 000 948 confirmed cases, 5 004 153 deaths, and 7 080 614 171 vaccine doses administered.