COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of May 20, 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 20, 2021, at 2:30 PM, EDT:

• 48.2% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 38.1% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Maine: 50.6%
2. Connecticut: 49.8%
3. Vermont: 49%
4. Massachusetts: 48.4%
5. Rhode Island: 48.4%


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 20, 2021 at 2:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 33 046 210 confirmed cases
• 588 311 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 773 008
2. Texas: 2 937 828
3. Florida: 2 302 489
4. New York: 2 090 803
5. Illinois: 1 371 791

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 62 786 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 058, and Texas with 51 128.

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

Globally, there have been 165 081 361 confirmed cases, 3 421 173 deaths, and 1 560 846 894 vaccine doses administered.