COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of October 5, 2021

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 September 25, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates for the week ending on September 25, 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. Washington: 99.46%
3. Delaware: 99.41%
4. Minnesota: 99.16%
5. Massachusetts: 99.16%


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

According to the CDC as of today, October 5, 2021, at 2:11 PM, EDT:

• 65% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 56% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Puerto Rico: 71.1%
2. Vermont: 69.8%
3. Connecticut: 69.1%
4. Rhode Island: 68.8%
5. Maine: 68.7%


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

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, October 5, 2021 at 3:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 43 909 490 confirmed cases and
• 704 550 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 749 478
2. Texas: 4 100 078
3. Florida: 3 620 106
4. New York: 2 446 333
5. Illinois: 1 641 052

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 69 477 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 66 309 and New York with 55 503.

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

Globally, there have been 235 661 953 confirmed cases, 4 813 797 deaths, and 6 342 172 800 vaccine doses administered.