COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of May 26, 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 26, 2021, at 1:45 PM, EDT:

• 49.7% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 39.7% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Vermont: 53.6%
2. Maine: 53.2%
3. Connecticut: 52%
4. Massachusetts: 51.2%
5. Rhode Island: 50.2%


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 26, 2021 at 1:20 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 33 172 607 confirmed cases
• 591 179 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 780 376
2. Texas: 2 946 930
3. Florida: 2 313 815
4. New York: 2 097 200
5. Illinois: 1 377 165

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 63 010 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 53 181, and Texas with 51 289.

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

Globally, there have been 167 971 509 confirmed cases, 3 488 625 deaths, and 1 732 091 992 vaccine doses administered.