Prayer #233: For California's Increase in COVID-19
A number of western states are seeing increases in COVID-19 cases, and this includes California, which has become the second state, after Texas, to have a total of more than 1 million cases of the virus since the outbreak last spring. This state's 14-day positivity rate is at 3.9%, which is up from 2.5% on October 19. COVID-19 cases have been on a steady increase since mid-October, exceeding 6,000 cases per day in November. Yesterday's daily cases were 9,689. Officials fear that this daily number will soon exceed the highest level reached this summer, which was 12,162 on July 22nd. Los Angeles county has contributed to at least one-third of these daily Coronavirus cases. Hospitalizations have increased, particularly the ICU areas, though Governor Newsom noted that COVID-19 patients occupy only 4% of the overall hospital capacity, which is typical as well for other places in the country.
Pray for California as COVID-19 continues to increase in this state. Pray for Governor Newsom, mayors of California's cities, and public health officials to seek God for wisdom as they make critical decisions now in an effort to combat this outbreak. Pray that in the midst of this pandemic, people, in California, and across our nation, would seek the Lord God for direction, comfort, and salvation.
Ps. 103:19: "The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all."