Prayer #355: For Brazil, Where COVID-19 is Rising at Very Serious Levels
In many countries of the world, COVID-19 is descending, but in Brazil, this is certainly not the case. The latest figures from the Health Ministry in that country indicate that new daily cases have exceeded 75,000 and daily deaths have topped 2,000. This is putting Brazil's health care infrastructure at capacity and even in some places, especially in the midwest and southern regions of this large South American country with a population of 211 million, overcapacity. Thus far, the nine countries that border Brazil have not been affected adversely, but there is concern that the rising COVID could spread to some of these nations. Of special concern is the presence of COVID-19 variant P-1, which was first found in Brazil and is believed to be far more transmittable than the original strain. To date, only about 1.5% of the population of Brazil is vaccinated. Brazil is the country with the second-highest number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the world, 278,327; only the United States has had more COVID deaths.
Pray that the trend of rapidly-rising COVID-19 in Brazil would soon be reversed. Pray for God's protection for its citizens, and especially for more vaccinations to be available in this country.
Ps. 61:2: "From the end of the earth I call to Thee, when my heart is faint. Lead Thou me to the rock that is higher than I; for Thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy."