COVID-19 Updates: US and Global Cases, Deaths, and Recoveries as of February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

Data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on coronavirus cases, mortalities, recoveries, and more.

How many cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, February 17, 2021 at 9:22 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 27 757 609 confirmed cases
• 488 103 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 499 871
2. Texas: 2 571 129
3. Florida: 1 837 285
4. New York: 1 553 117
5. Illinois: 1 164 922

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 47 510 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 46 141, and Texas with 41 386.

Recoveries*: Texas leads in recoveries from COVID-19 with 2 257 030 people who have recovered, followed by Ohio with 867 627 recoveries, and Pennsylvania with 791 328.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 46 227 725 people tested, followed by New York with 35 353 848 people tested, and Florida with 20 666 077 people tested.

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

Globally, there have been 109 617 818 confirmed cases, 2 421 592 deaths, and 61 680 585 recoveries.

*Not all states are reporting recoveries

How many COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed in the US?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of February 16, 2021, at 12:28 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 71 657 975 total doses delivered
• 55 220 364 total doses administered
• 39 670 551 people who received 1 or more doses
• 15 015 434 people who received 2 doses


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