COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of October 29, 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 October 9, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99.9% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates for the week ending on October 9, 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. Idaho: 99.7%
3. Maine: 99.7%
4. Massachusetts: 99.6%
5. Washington: 99.6%


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

According to the CDC as of today, October 29, 2021, at 2:30 PM, EDT:

• 66.5% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 57.8% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Puerto Rico: 73.4%
2. Vermont: 71.1%
3. Rhode Island:70.8%
4. Connecticut: 70.6%
5. Maine: 70.5%


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

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, October 29, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 45 843 427 confirmed cases and
• 743 757 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 906 317
2. Texas: 4 231 831
3. Florida: 3 678 661
4. New York: 2 547 865
5. Illinois: 1 692 875

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 71 850 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 70 900 and Florida with 59 495.

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

Globally, there have been 245 811 489 confirmed cases, 4 985 467 deaths, and 6 947 883 074 vaccine doses administered.