COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of May 18, 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 18, 2021, at 3:01 PM, EDT:

• 47.7% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 37.5% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Maine: 49.8%
2. Connecticut: 49%
3. Vermont: 48%
4. Rhode Island: 47.7%
5. Massachusetts: 47.3%


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 18, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 32 982 854 confirmed cases
• 586 802 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 770 286
2. Texas: 2 931 983 3. Florida: 2 293 980
4. New York: 2 088 361
5. Illinois: 1 368 622

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 62 705 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 011, and Texas with 50 976.

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

Globally, there have been 163 783 604 confirmed cases, 3 394 191 deaths, and 1 505 000 741 vaccine doses administered.