COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of May 17, 2021

Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

Data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map and the CDC on COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths in the US and on cases and deaths worldwide.

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, May 17, 2021, at 9:43 PM, EDT:

• 47.5% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 37.3% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Connecticut: 48.7%
2. Maine: 48.7%
3. Vermont: 47.5%
4. Massachusetts: 47.1%
5. Rhode Island: 47.1%


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

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, May 17, 2021 at 10:20 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 32 942 327 confirmed cases
• 585 986 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 768 805
2. Texas: 2 929 159 3. Florida: 2 292 004
4. New York: 2 085 477
5. Illinois: 1 366 179

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 62 690 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 52 953, and Texas with 50 941.

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

Globally, there have been 163 161 728 confirmed cases, 3 381 269 deaths, and 1 475 354 919 vaccine doses administered.