Coronavirus case numbers in the United States: January 8, 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 January 8:

Positive tests: 21,340,773

Negative tests: 201,442,513


Number of hospitalized patients: 132,370

Patient deaths: 356,229

Total vaccine doses distributed: 21,419,800

Patients who've received a vaccine dose: 5,919,418