Coronavirus Delta variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: Oct. 21, 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. 21:

Positive tests: 45,218,907

Patient deaths: 731,263

Total vaccine doses distributed: 496,915,265

Patients who've received the first dose: 219,381,466

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 189,709,710

% of population fully vaccinated: 57.1%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 99.6%