Prayer #414: For the Continued Reduction of COVID-19 Cases to the Lowest Level in Ten Months
New cases of COVID-19 continue to drop in the United States. They have now reached their lowest level since July of 2020, ten months ago. The latest 7-day rolling average of daily new cases of the virus is 36,805, down from about 260,000 in early January. Some states, such as Massachusetts, are for the first time reporting no new COVID deaths in a single day. Many states are at least down to the single digits in the number of daily deaths from COVID-19. The steady increase in vaccinations has, health officials state, made this dramatic decrease possible. "The primary objective is to deny this virus the ability to kill at the rate that it could, and that has been achieved," Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins University said. "We have in effect tamed the virus." At present, about 45% of the country's adult population has been fully vaccinated, and nearly 59% of them are partially vaccinated. Youth ages 12-15 have just been approved for a vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine.
Pray that vaccinations would continue in our country and that the COVID-19 virus would in turn continue to drop. Let's remember to thank God for this dramatic reduction in COVID.
Ps. 124:8: "Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth."