Prayer #197: For Minnesota's New Increase in COVID-19
One of the states in which the COVID-19 virus is presently on the increase in Minnesota. Two days ago, state health officials announced that there was a new high of 38% of un-trackable COVID infections---infections coming from "unknown community sources." The state's goal has been to have this number no less than 30%. Minnesota officials are indeed concerned. "It is reasonable that with increasing cases there is increased chance to acquire the virus in the community without knowing from whom or where," Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director, stated. "It is a concerning yet anticipated trend when cases increase." Consequently, Governor Tim Walz has indicated that he intends to extend Minnesota's peacetime emergency declaration that has been in place for some months.
Pray today for the state of Minnesota, which is in the midst of a COVID-19 increase. Pray that health officials would be able to track more definitively where the virus is breaking out. Pray for God's mercies for the residents of Minnesota, especially those who are in the category of higher risk.
Ps. 34:18: "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. "