COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 21, 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 21, 2021, at 4:55 PM, EDT:

• 63.9% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 54.8% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 69%
2. Connecticut: 68%
3. Maine: 67.8%
4. Massachusetts: 67.4%
5. Rhode Island: 67.1%


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 21, 2021 at 5:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 42 380 424 confirmed cases and
• 678 049 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 649 527
2. Texas: 3 963 418
3. Florida: 3 528 698
4. New York: 2 378 554
5. Illinois: 1 601 759

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 68 055 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 62 397 and New York with 54 955.

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

Globally, there have been 229 439 241 confirmed cases, 4 706 181 deaths, and 5 960 427 459 vaccine doses administered.