Daily Prayers

Daily Prayer During the Coronavirus Crisis

Prayer #342: For the Leveling-Off of the Reduction in COVID-19 Daily Cases

Beginning on January 8th, there was a very steep drop in the daily cases of COVID-19, but unfortunately, this descent has now leveled off in more recent weeks. Below are the number of new daily cases reported since January 8th, in which you can see this plateau, which began in the middle of last month (for the graph showing these numbers, Google "COVID-19 in USA Status"):

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
Feb. 11th 105,599
Feb. 12th 99,558
Feb. 13th 84,727
Feb. 14th 63,850
Feb. 15th 55,372
Feb. 16th 64,376
Feb. 17th 70,176
Feb. 18th 71,874
Feb. 19th 78,035
Feb. 20th 69,723
Feb. 21st 55,195
Feb. 22nd 59,462
Feb. 23rd 71,802
Feb. 24th 74,130
Feb. 25th 77,804
Feb. 26th 78,262
Feb. 27th 62,694
Feb. 28th 50,925
Mar. 1st 56,672

Since February 15th, there has been a clear leveling-off of the daily cases of COVID-19 in the nation, with the daily number fluctuating between about 50,000 and 78,000 daily cases. It is not at all clear that daily cases have begun to rise, but they have certainly plateaued. Health officials are expressing concern that the new COVID-19 variants, which are believed to be more contagious, will lead to a rise in COVID-19 before there are sufficient vaccinations to prevent it. Though there is no evidence thus far that any of these variants are resistant to the COVID-19 vaccines, there is nonetheless concern about this. Important studies are thus now underway to check on this. This is indeed a strategic time to be praying that the ongoing vaccinations would proceed at a quick enough pace to prevent the new COVID-19 variants from continuing to multiply, and especially, to be praying that the COVID vaccines would be fully effective in preventing infection from these variants.

Ps. 141:8: "But my eyes are toward Thee, O LORD God; in Thee, I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless."