Daily Prayers

Daily Prayer During the Coronavirus Crisis

Prayer #323: For the Apparent Slowing-Down of the Reduction in COVID-19 Daily Cases

It may be too early to tell for sure, but it appears that the pretty steep curve showing the lowering of new daily cases of COVID-19 in the United States since January 8th appears now to be flattening, according to the numbers from the last several days. This curve can be seen by Googling "COVID-19 in USA Status." Below are the number of new daily cases reported since January 8th:

Jan. 8th 300,594
Jan. 9th 252,142
Jan. 10th 208,338
Jan. 11th 222,921
Jan. 12th 229,712
Jan. 13th 229,298
Jan. 14th 238,620
Jan. 15th 240,947
Jan. 16th 201,659
Jan. 17th 169,461
Jan. 18th 142,587
Jan. 19th 185,070
Jan. 20th 186,912
Jan. 21st 190,160
Jan. 22nd 191,705
Jan. 23rd 167,594
Jan. 24th 129,527
Jan. 25th 155,682
Jan. 26th 151,616
Jan. 27th 155,629
Jan. 28th 165,264
Jan. 29th 165,636
Jan. 30th 133,914
Jan. 31st 113,512
Feb. 1st 139,832
Feb. 2nd 117,919
Feb. 3rd 120,014
Feb. 4th 125,842
Feb. 5th 129,592
Feb. 6th 105,027
Feb. 7th 87,334
Feb. 8th 92,739
Feb. 9th 96,488
Feb. 10th 94,893

There is a concern on the part of health officials that there will be another rise in the daily cases before wide-spread vaccination occurs since the newer COVID-19 mutations are predicted to be the dominant viruses by March. This plateau, then, could represent an inflection point before the new daily cases begin to ascend again. It is, as I say, still too early to say this is definitely the case. There have been other temporary plateaus in the daily new cases since January 8th, but this one seems longer. I will keep an eye on this and report back in a few days to a week with the new daily case numbers.

Pray that the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the United States would begin to descend again. Pray for the vaccination program to be able to accelerate in order to forestall another rise in the daily cases of the virus as the new variants may become dominant in the coming weeks.

Ps. 145:18: "The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."