COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 29, 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 29, 2021, at 8:40 PM, EDT:

• 64.5% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 55.5% 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: 68.5%
4. Rhode Island: 68.2%
5. Massachusetts: 67.9%


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 29, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 43 333 586 confirmed cases and
• 694 864 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 709 088
2. Texas: 4 056 963
3. Florida: 3 582 807
4. New York: 2 421 755
5. Illinois: 1 624 164

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 68 943 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 64 843 and New York with 55 310.

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

Globally, there have been 233 114 589 confirmed cases, 4 771 069 deaths, and 6 197 839 801 vaccine doses administered.