COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 9, 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 7, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 98.9% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of September 7, 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%
2. Vermont: 98.7%
3. Pennsylvania: 97.8%
4. Kansas: 97.8%
5. Minnesota: 97.4%


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

According to the CDC as of today, September 9, 2021, at 1:59 PM, EDT:

• 62.7% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 53.4% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 68.4%
2. Connecticut: 66.8%
3. Massachusetts: 66.6%
4. Maine: 66.5%
5. Rhode Island: 65.8%


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 9, 2021 at 7:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 40 592 197 confirmed cases and
• 654 492 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 450 187
2. Texas: 3 791 239
3. Florida: 3 352 451
4. New York: 2 319 680
5. Illinois: 1 559 077

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 66 782 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 59 338 and New York with 54 569.

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

Globally, there have been 223 080 202 confirmed cases, 4 604 182 deaths, and 5 594 862 792 vaccine doses administered.