COVID-19 Updates: US and Global Cases, Deaths, and Recoveries as of March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

US confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 29 million; global cases have reached 117 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 8, 2021 at 4:25 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 29 033 369 confirmed cases
• 525 619 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 600 831
2. Texas: 2 697 078
3. Florida: 1 948 307
4. New York: 1 700 091
5. Illinois: 1 199 442

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 54 276 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 48 401, and Texas with 45 407.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 49 646 014 people tested, followed by New York with 39 695 100 people tested, and Florida with 22 339 182 people tested.

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

Globally, there have been 117 060 462 confirmed cases, 2 597 318 deaths, and 66 280 087 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 8, 2021, at 6:00 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 116 378 615 total doses delivered
• 92 089 852 total doses administered
• 60 005 231 people who received 1 or more doses
• 31 285 186 people who received 2 doses

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

1. California: 10 805 474 (27 347 per 100 000)
2. Texas: 7 071 506 (24 388 per 100 000)
3. Florida: 5 904 827 (27 493 per 100 000)
4. New York: 5 416 301 (27 842 per 100 000)
5. Illinois: 3 571 808 (28 187 per 100 000)