COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 17, 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 14, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99.4% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of September 14, 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: 99.7%
2. Vermont: 99.5%
3. Minnesota: 99.1%
4. Pennsylvania: 99.1%
5. New Hampshire: 99.1%


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

According to the CDC as of today, September 17, 2021, at 2:49 PM, EDT:

• 63.6% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 54.4% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 68.8%
2. Puerto Rico: 68.3%
3. Connecticut: 67.6%
4. Maine: 67.3%
5. Massachusetts: 67%


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 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 41 906 703 confirmed cases and
• 671 835 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 618 004
2. Texas: 3 919 750
3. Florida: 3 485 148
4. New York: 2 358 423
5. Illinois: 1 590 342

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 67 763 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 61 552 and New York with 54 823.

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

Globally, there have been 227 445 273 confirmed cases, 4 676 491 deaths, and 5 853 439 468 vaccine doses administered.