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

March 18, 2021
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 121 million. We summarize more of today's data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map.

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, March 18, 2021 at 9:25 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 29 608 410 confirmed cases
• 538 096 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 631 320
2. Texas: 2 742 417
3. Florida: 1 989 024
4. New York: 1 761 775
5. Illinois: 1 213 668

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 56 987 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 49 171, and Texas with 46 827.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 51 460 324 people tested, followed by New York with 41 744 092 people tested, and Florida with 23 080 032 people tested.

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

Globally, there have been 121 372 046 confirmed cases, 2 683 059 deaths, and 68 797 030 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 March 18, 2021, at 6:00 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 151 108 445 total doses delivered
• 115 730 008 total doses administered
• 75 495 716 people who received at least 1 dose
• 40 981 464 people who are fully vaccinated

The 5 states with the highest total vaccine doses administered are:

1. California: 13 563 094 (34 326 per 100 000)
2. Texas: 9 055 037 (31 229 per 100 000)
3. Florida: 7 522 691 (35 026 per 100 000)
4. New York: 6 853 499 (35 230 per 100 000)
5. Pennsylvania: 4 591 687 (35 867 per 100 000)