Coronavirus case numbers in the United States: February 17, 2021 update

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Data from the COVID tracking project on coronavirus cases, test results, vaccination rates and more.

How many novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were announced today?

The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer effort to compile federal and state data in regards to new COVID-19 cases, including number of positive and negative tests. Data on vaccination comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here’s the latest data, updated on February 17:

Positive tests: 27,540,885

Negative tests: 123,814,128

Number of hospitalized patients: 64,533


Patient deaths: 478,259

Total vaccine doses distributed: 71,657,975

Patients who've received the first dose: 39,670,551

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 15,015,434