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

Positive tests: 44,933,336

Patient deaths: 724,317

Total vaccine doses distributed: 494,698,695

Patients who've received the first dose: 218,805,579

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 189,141,481

% of population fully vaccinated: 57%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 99.9%