COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations and Global Cases and Deaths as of May 5, 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 5, 2021, at 1:42 PM, EDT:

• 44.7% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 32.3% of total US population is fully vaccinated

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

1. Maine: 42%
2. Connecticut: 41.1%
3. Vermont: 40.2%
4. New Mexico: 39.3%
5. Massachusetts: 39%


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 5, 2021 at 1:08 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 32 520 687 confirmed cases
• 578 682 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 3 747 337
2. Texas: 2 901 549 3. Florida: 2 245 853
4. New York: 2 057 276
5. Illinois: 1 341 671

Deaths: California has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 61 967 reported fatalities, followed by New York with 52 423, and Texas with 50 331.

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

Globally, there have been 154 513 735 confirmed cases, 3 231 054 deaths, and 91 077 615 recoveries.