COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of May 19, 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 19, 2021, at 1:45 PM, EDT:

• 47.9% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 37.8% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Maine: 50.1%
2. Connecticut: 49.3%
3. Vermont: 48.4%
4. Rhode Island: 48%
5. Massachusetts: 47.7%


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 19, 2021 at 3:20 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 33 016 539 confirmed cases
• 587 640 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 771 606
2. Texas: 2 935 112
3. Florida: 2 299 478
4. New York: 2 089 698
5. Illinois: 1 370 247

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 62 745 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 044, and Texas with 51 016.

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

Globally, there have been 164 431 521 confirmed cases, 3 408 536 deaths, and 1 534 197 692 vaccine doses administered.