COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 7, 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 August 31, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99.1% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of August 31, 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: 98.9%
2. Vermont: 98.7%
3. Kansas: 97.8%
4. Pennsylvania: 97.8%
5. Virginia: 97.4%


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

According to the CDC as of today, September 7, 2021, at 2:27 PM, EDT:

• 62.5% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 53.2% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 68.3%
2. Connecticut: 66.6%
3. Massachusetts: 66.5%
4. Maine: 66.2%
5. Rhode Island: 65.5%


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 7, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 40 127 229 confirmed cases and
• 649 741 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 430 103
2. Texas: 3 710 358
3. Florida: 3 352 451
4. New York: 2 308 244
5. Illinois: 1 550 381

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 66 514 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 58 506 and New York with 54 456.

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

Globally, there have been 221 599 997 confirmed cases, 4 582 097 deaths, and 5 519 703 965 vaccine doses administered.