Coronavirus Delta variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: Dec. 16, 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 Dec. 16:

Positive tests: 50,374,543

Patient deaths: 802,510

Total vaccine doses distributed: 599,876,215

Patients who've received the first dose: 239,975,167

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 202,845,886

% of population fully vaccinated: 61.6%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 96.7%

% of infections tied to the Omicron Variant: 2.9%