Coronavirus Delta variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: Oct. 5, 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 Oct. 5:

Positive tests: 43,852,255

Patient deaths: 703,278

Total vaccine doses distributed: 478,392,765


Patients who've received the first dose: 215,502,382

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 185,788,098

% of population fully vaccinated: 56%

% of infections tied to the Delta Variant: 99.0%