Coronavirus Delta variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: Aug. 18, 2021

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. 18

Positive tests: 37,017,854

Patient deaths: 623,322

Total vaccine doses distributed: 417,477,975

Patients who've received the first dose: 198,929,642

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 168,897,604

% of population fully vaccinated: 50.9%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 86.1%