Prayer #360: For U.S. States Where COVID-19 is Rising Again
In most states in the country, daily new cases of COVID-19 are decreasing as vaccination proceeds. Presently, approximately 12.8% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated, and vaccination is proceeding at a rate of about 0.25% of the population per day. Unless the current vaccination rate can be increased, it will be some months before the majority of people will be vaccinated. In the meantime, there is a concern on the part of some health officials that another wave of the virus could possibly occur, although with considerably fewer hospitalizations and deaths, since many seniors and high-risk people have received vaccinations. There are a few states where COVID-19 daily cases are now rising. These are listed below:
Of these five states, Hawaii has a low positivity rate of testing, at a 1.4% average for all the islands; Maine's is also low, at 1.3%; in Michigan, the positivity rate is currently higher, at 7.4%; New Hampshire is at 3.5% and West Virginia is at 3.6%. None of these, with the exception of Michigan's, is considered very high by any means.
Pray today that the rises in COVID-19 in these five states would very soon subside. Pray that there would not be another rise in COVID nationally before there is sufficient vaccination.
Ps. 73:28: "But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works."