Prayer #361: For the Near-Elimination of COVID-19 "Red Zones" in North Carolina
The state of North Carolina uses a colored-coded county-by-county tiered map to indicate the state of COVID-19 in each of the state's 100 counties. The counties in red are those with a "critical" presence of the virus. Counties in orange are those with a "substantial" presence, and counties in yellow are those with a "significant" presence. Two months ago, nearly every county in North Carolina was a red-zoned county. Just two weeks ago, this had been reduced to just six counties remaining that were red/critical, with 34 in the orange/substantial category. Presently, there is only one country left that is red/critical (Randolph). Seventeen counties are orange/substantial, and the remaining 82 counties (including Wake and immediate Triangle-area counties) are yellow/significant. This is an encouraging measure of the excellent progress toward the elimination of COVID-19 in our state. To date, more than 3.5 million people have been vaccinated for COVID in NC (the population of our state is about 10.5 people). State officials have recently stated that North Carolina is on target to making vaccines available to everyone in the state who wants one by May 1st.
Pray that COVID-19 would continue to descend in our state. Pray that indeed, all who desire to be would soon be able to get vaccinated.
Ps. 142:1: "I cry with my voice to the LORD, with my voice I make supplication to the LORD."