COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

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

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

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of today, April 21, 2021, at 1:35 PM, EDT:

• 40.5% of total US population have received at least 1 dose
• 26.4% of total US population are fully vaccinated

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

1. Maine: 33.9%
2. New Mexico: 33.1%
3. Connecticut: 33%
4. Alaska: 32.8%
5. Vermont: 32.8%


How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, April 21, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 31 820 518 confirmed cases
• 568 874 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 723 863
2. Texas: 2 860 497
3. Florida: 2 178 783
4. New York: 2 010 183
5. Illinois: 1 309 455

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 61 164 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 51 711, and Texas with 49 676.

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

Globally, there have been 143 283 366 confirmed cases, 3 049 638 deaths, and 82 138 454 recoveries.