Skip to content

Skip to table of contents


6 Million COVID Deaths​—What Does the Bible Say?

6 Million COVID Deaths​—What Does the Bible Say?

 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of May 23, 2022, 6.27 million people have died as a result of COVID-19. However, in a news release published on May 5, 2022, the WHO estimated the number of deaths to be far greater. It noted that during 2020 and 2021, “the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic . . . was approximately 14.9 million.” Does the Bible say anything about such heartbreaking tragedies?

The Bible foretold deadly pandemics

  •    Jesus foretold that there would be pestilences, or epidemics of “terrible diseases,” during the time period called “the last days.”—Luke 21:11, Contemporary English Version; 2 Timothy 3:1.

 Jesus’ prophecy is being fulfilled today. To learn more, read the article “What Is the Sign of ‘the Last Days,’ or ‘End Times’?

The Bible provides comfort

 Many who have lost a loved one in death have found comfort in the Bible’s message. Learn more in the articles “Coping With Grief—What You Can Do Today“ and “The Best Help for Those Who Grieve.“

The Bible reveals the permanent solution

  •    “Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.”—Matthew 6:10.

 Soon “the Kingdom of God” will ensure that “no resident will say: ‘I am sick.’” (Mark 1:14, 15; Isaiah 33:24) Watch the video What Is God’s Kingdom? to find out about this heavenly government and what it will do.

 We invite you to learn more about what the Bible says so that you and your family can benefit from its wise advice and inspiring promises.