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

Positive tests: 50,513,428

Patient deaths: 803,652


Total vaccine doses distributed: 602,523,315

Patients who've received the first dose: 240,321,022

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 203,159,327

% of population fully vaccinated: 61.2%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 96.7%

% of infections tied to the Omicron Variant: 2.9%