COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of October 8, 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 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 8, 2021, at 3:26 PM, EDT:

• 65.1% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 56.2% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Puerto Rico: 71.3%
2. Vermont: 69.8%
3. Connecticut: 69.2%
4. Rhode Island: 69%
5. Maine: 68.9%


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 8, 2021 at 3:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 44 231 758 confirmed cases and
• 711 868 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 769 925
2. Texas: 4 125 043
3. Florida: 3 620 106
4. New York: 2 465 550
5. Illinois: 1 650 107

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 69 950 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 66 967 and Florida with 56 407.

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

Globally, there have been 237 074 906 confirmed cases, 4 839 814 deaths, and 6 420 459 421 vaccine doses administered.