COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of April 8, 2021

April 8, 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 8, 2021, at 2:13 PM, EDT:

• 33.7% of total US population have received at least 1 dose
• 19.9% of total US population are fully vaccinated

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

1. New Mexico: 27.2%
2. Rhode Island: 26%
3. South Dakota 26%
4. Alaska: 25.5%
5. Maine: 25.1%


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 8, 2021 at 1:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 30 949 994 confirmed cases
• 559 494 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 687 988
2. Texas: 2 815 932
3. Florida: 2 096 747
4. New York: 1 928 650
5. Illinois: 1 269 078

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 60 038 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 50 886, and Texas with 48 932.

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

Globally, there have been 133 389 772 confirmed cases, 2 892 713 deaths, and 75 894 911 recoveries.