COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 28, 2021

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 28, 2021, at 8:40 PM, EDT:

• 64.4% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 55.8% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 69.4%
2. Connecticut: 68.6%
3. Maine: 68.4%
4. Rhode Island: 68.1%
5. Massachusetts: 67.8%


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 28, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 43 195 311 confirmed cases and
• 692 058 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 702 109
2. Texas: 4 040 825
3. Florida: 3 582 807
4. New York: 2 413 711
5. Illinois: 1 621 175

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 68 800 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 64 445 and New York with 55 226.

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

Globally, there have been 232 641 152 confirmed cases, 4 761 734 deaths, and 6 146 947 196 vaccine doses administered.