COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 22, 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 21, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 98.4% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of September 21, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. Vermont: 99.58%
2. District of Columbia: 99.21%
3. Washington: 98.68%
4. Minnesota: 98.66%
5. New Hampshire: 98.62%


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

According to the CDC as of today, September 22, 2021, at 4:30 PM, EDT:

• 64% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 54.9% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 69.1%
2. Connecticut: 68.1%
3. Maine: 67.9%
4. Massachusetts: 67.4%
5. Rhode Island: 67.2%


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 22, 2021 at 5:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 42 512 327 confirmed cases and
• 680 682 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 656 306
2. Texas: 3 980 709
3. Florida: 3 528 698
4. New York: 2 383 743
5. Illinois: 1 605 321

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 68 199 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 62 785 and New York with 55 003.

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

Globally, there have been 229 903 892 confirmed cases, 4 715 485 deaths, and 5 986 936 976 vaccine doses administered.