As of August 14, 2009, approximately 45,000 H-1B cap-subject visa petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed to date.
The USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B visa petitions had been received to reach the statutory limits.
This takes into account the fact that some of these petitions may be either denied, revoked, or withdrawn.
Previous Update – H-1B Visa 2010 Cap Count update was made on Aug. 7, 2009.
In the last 12 days, it looks like the USCIS had received around 100 applications under the General H-1B Quota.