Prayer #377: For India's Fast-Rising COVID-19 Cases
The country in the world where COVID-19 is rising the fastest in India. To give an idea of how quickly cases have risen, on February 22, daily cases were at a near-low point since the spring of last year. Daily new cases on that day were 10,584. By March 8, new cases per day were up to 15,388; by March 16, 28,903; by March 23 they had rocketed up to 47,262; by March 28, 68,020; by April 1, 81,466; and as of yesterday, April 5, 96,982. This is the fastest rise in new COVID cases anywhere in the world. Today, it was announced that the new cases have exceeded 100,000 per day, the largest daily case number in the world. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal referred to India as the new ground zero for COVID-19. India is now locking down neighborhoods and restricting travel, and is trying to increase its vaccination drive, an overwhelming task for this nation of 1.37 billion, the second-most populous nation in the world after China and poised soon to overtake it in population. Only 0.8% of India's population has been fully vaccinated to date.
Pray for India during this great surge in COVID-19 which already has surpassed anything that the nation has seen thus far during the pandemic. Pray for this rise to soon subside as measures are taken. Pray particularly for substantial progress to make with vaccinations.
Ps. 34:4 "I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears."