COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 1, 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 August 31, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99.1% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of August 31, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. District of Columbia: 98.9%
2. Vermont: 98.7%
3. Kansas: 97.8%
4. Pennsylvania: 97.8%
5. Virginia: 97.4%


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

According to the CDC as of today, September 1, 2021, at 1:39 PM, EDT:

• 61.9% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 52.6% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 67.9%
2. Connecticut: 66.2%
3. Massachusetts: 66%
4. Maine: 65.9%
5. Rhode Island: 64.9%


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

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

• 39 309 315 confirmed cases and
• 641 450 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 360 789
2. Texas: 3 628 865
3. Florida: 3 223 249
4. New York: 2 279 689
5. Illinois: 1 528 120

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 65 873 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 57 366 and New York with 54 264.

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

Globally, there have been 218 152 159 confirmed cases, 4 527 305 deaths, and 5 322 566 112 vaccine doses administered.