Daily Prayers

Daily Prayer During the Coronavirus Crisis

Prayer #326: For the Appearance of COVID-19 Mutations, State by State

There are presently three mutations or variants, of COVID-19 that have appeared in the United States. These are said to be of concern because they are believed to be more transmittable and perhaps, at least for some of them, more virulent. The B.1.1.7 variant, which first appeared in theUnited Kingdom this past fall, is by far the most prevalent in the U.S. The P.1 variant emerged from Brazil and has only barely appeared in this country (in 2 states, Minnesota and Oklahoma). The B.1.351 variant was first seen in South Africa and is now beginning to show up in the U.S. (now in five states, including NC). This last variant is, of the three, the one that is of the most concern, since it is believed to be both more virulent than the original COVID-19 and more contagious. Below are the current numbers, state-by-state, for the three COVID-19 variants:


B.1.1.7; P.1; B.1.351

Alabama 7; 0; 0
Alaska 1; 0; 0
Arizona 4; 0; 0
Arkansas 0; 0; 0
California 159; 0; 2
Colorado 41; 0; 0
Connecticut 20; 0; 0
Delaware 3; 0; 0
Florida 347; 0; 0
Georgia 37; 0; 0
Hawaii 2; 0; 0
Idaho 0; 0; 0
Illinois 23; 0; 0
Indiana 12; 0; 0
Iowa 8; 0; 0
Kansas 1; 0; 0
Kentucky 2; 0; 0
Louisiana 14; 0; 0
Maine 0; 0; 0
Maryland 22; 0; 7
Massachusetts 10; 0; 0
Michigan 29; 0; 0
Minnesota 18; 2; 0
Mississippi 0; 0; 0
Missouri 1; 0; 0
Montana 0: 0; 0
Nebraska 0; 0; 0
Nevada 6; 0; 0
New Hampshire 0; 0; 0
New Jersey 31; 0; 0
New Mexico 2; 0; 0
New York 59; 0; 0
North Carolina 21; 0; 1
North Dakota 0; 0; 0
Ohio 1; 0; 0
Oklahoma 0; 1; 0
Oregon 4; 0; 0
Pennsylvania 25; 0; 0
Rhode Island 0; 0; 0
South Carolina 1; 0; 2
South Dakota 0; 0; 0
Tennessee 5; 0; 0
Texas 35; 0; 0
Utah 3; 0; 0
Vermont 0; 0; 0
Virginia 5; 0; 1
Washington 15; 0; 0
West Virginia 0; 0; 0
Wisconsin 2; 0; 0
Wyoming 5; 0; 0

Pray that these COVID-19 variant transmissions would not increase at a fast-enough rate to overcome the vaccination pace. Pray that by God's mercy, these mutations will die out.

Ps. 55:22: "Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved."