Prayer #358: For the Rise in COVID-19 Cases and Increase in Positivity in Michigan
In most states in the country, COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates are decreasing or have plateaued. But in Michigan, these COVID metrics are increasing. Daily new COVID-19 cases reached a low on February 20 of 818, but since then, there has been a steady rise to yesterday's number of 3,806. The positivity rate---the percentage of positive tests---is now up to about 8.6%, the highest it's been in Michigan since early January. Approximately 25% of Michigan's population has been vaccinated. One encouraging thing is that deaths attributed to COVID-19 have steadily plummeted in Michigan. Yesterday, there were just 4 reported deaths from COVID in that state.
Pray that this spike in COVID-19 cases in Michigan would subside as additional people are vaccinated. Thank Him that deaths there due to COVID are extremely low.
Ps. 40:1-3: "I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God."