Coronavirus Delta variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: Aug. 17, 2021

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

The Coronavirus Resource Center is continuously updated source where you can find the latest news on COVID-19. Data on vaccination comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here’s the latest data, updated on Aug. 17:

Positive tests: 36,888,921

Patient deaths: 622,321


Total vaccine doses distributed: 415,958,305

Patients who've received the first dose: 198,595,349

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 168,689,357

% of population fully vaccinated: 50.8%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 83.4%