COVID-19 Updates: US and Global Cases, Deaths, and Recoveries as of February 18, 2021

February 18, 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 18, 2021 at 9:24 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 27 828 165 confirmed cases
• 490 718 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 506 402
2. Texas: 2 576 409
3. Florida: 1 844 627
4. New York: 1 559 042
5. Illinois: 1 166 717

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 47 936 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 46 267, and Texas with 41 496.

Recoveries*: Texas leads in recoveries from COVID-19 with 2 268 067 people who have recovered, followed by Ohio with 872 282 recoveries, and Pennsylvania with 794 332.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 46 384 932 people tested, followed by New York with 35 523 811 people tested, and Florida with 20 769 797 people tested.

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

Globally, there have been 110 024 593 confirmed cases, 2 432 825 deaths, and 61 967 431 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 17, 2021, at 1:35 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 72 423 125 total doses delivered
• 56 281 827 total doses administered
• 40 268 009 people who received 1 or more doses
• 15 471 536 people who received 2 doses


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