Last updated at 16.47 on 29 March 2020 (UTC).

The Coronavirus Pandemic is claiming the lives of many whose names may well be lost to posterity. We record here the names of prominent individuals, or those whose cases were notable, whose names have been reported elsewhere.

Individuals are listed under their country of citizenship, or where this is not specifically stated, under the country in which they died.

Please feel free to email leads, comments and corrections to us via the contact details at the foot of this article.

Key: (Date of death) [Link to source]


Marcelo Peralta, 59, saxophonist. (10 March 2020) [Perfil][Jazz Times]


James Kwan, 78, founder, Wel-Travel. (1 March 2020) [ABC]


Daniel Azulay, 72, comic book artist. (27 March 2020) [CryptoDiction]

Martinho Lutero Galati, 66, conductor. (25 March 2020) [VSP]

Naomi Munakata, 64, conductress. (26 March 2020) [FSP]

Burkino Faso

Marie Rose Compaoré, 62, Vice President of the Burkinabè Parliament. (17-18 March 2020) [Ghana Report][Africa News][Signal NG]


Emmanuel N’Djoke (Manu) Dibango, 86, saxophonist. Died in France. (24 March 2020) [BBC]

Jean Didier Mbeng. Died in Paris, France. (16 March 2020) [CamerounWeb]


Sandra Cairns, former registered nurse and a civilian police officer. “Seven of the eight COVID-19 deaths in B.C. have been linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre.” [MSN]

Sean Cunnington, 51, salesman and musician, Milton, Ontario. “”They had to keep turning the amount of oxygen that Sean was getting from the ventilator … and then they couldn’t turn the machine up anymore,” she [his wife, Teri] said. … “Teri’s final message is a simple one: listen to the experts and stay indoors.” (18 March 2020) [CTV][Inside Halton]

Keith Saunders, late 40s, grocery store worker, Ontario. (26 March 2020) [CTV]


Chang Kai, 55, film director, Hubei Film Studios, together with his sister, Liu Fan, father (28 January 2020) and mother. [BI][Caixin][Deadline][LA Times]

Chen Jian, 26, Cuntian, Yunnan. (12 February 2020) [ZT News]

Du Xiansheng, 55, doctor, Qiong Zhongyangjiang Hospital, Hainan. (23 February 2020) [QQ]

Duan Zhengcheng, 86, chief scientist, National Engineering Research Centre for Digital Manufacturing. (15 February 2020) [BBC]

Fan Tang, 21, doctor, Department of Medical Imaging, Wanxiang Hospital, Quanzhou, Fujian. (10 March 2020) [China]

He Hui, 54, member of the Wuhan Voluntary Driver Team, Wuhan, Hubei. (3 February 2020) [CDB]

Huang Wenjun, 42, respiratory medicine specialist, Xiaogan Central Hospital, Hubei. [DM]

Ji Qun, 72, bodybuilder. (6 February 2020) [BBC]

Jiang Jijun, 52, Department of Infectious Diseases, Taizhou People’s Hospital, Jiangsu. (23 January 2020) [BJD]

Jiang Jinbo, 58, doctor at Dayu County Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ganzhou, Jiangxi. (28 January 2020) [Health.People]

Jiang Xueqing, 55, party secretary, director, chief physician at Wuhan Central Hospital. (1 March 2020) [BJD]

Li Liang, 36, “cured” coronavirus patient, who tested negative, then died five days later. [Breitbart][SCMP]

Li Wenliang, 33, ophthalmologist, “the first to sound the alarm about the coronavirus outbreak”. (7 February 2020)  [The Week][BGP][DM][Economist][Lancet][SCMP][Fox]

I believe that a healthy society should not have only one voice. [Caixin via Wikiquote]

Liang Wudong, 62, Chief Otolaryngologist, Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine. (25 January 2020) [Yicai]

Lin Zhengbin, 63, Chief Organ Transplantation Physician, Tongji Hospital. (10 February 2020) [Yicai]

Liu Fan, 59, nurse, Liyuan Street Community Health Center, Wuhan, Hubei. (12 February 2020) [Yicai][Los Angeles Times]

Liu Shouxiang, 62, professor and artist. (13 February 2020) [BBC]

Liu Wenxiong, 50, doctor, Sanfutan Township Health Center, Xiantao, Hubei. (13  February 2020) [Legal Daily]

Liu Xiaoxian, 83, professor, Tonji Medical College’s School of Public Health. (13 February 2020) [Yicai]

Liu Zhiming, 51, Head of the Wuchang Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei. [NPR][ST][LA Times]

Luo Xuan, 38, doctor, Tianmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Hubei. (30 January 2020) [The Paper]

Mao Lianhong, 52, Deputy Director at Xianyang Central Health Center, Fujian. (25 January 2020) [CPC News]

Mei Zhongming, 57, a Deputy Director and Chief Physician at Wuhan Central Hospital. (3 March 2020) [BJD]

Peng Yinhua, 29, People’s No. 1 Hospital, Jiangxia District, Wuhan, Hubei. Dr. Yinhua postponed his wedding to help treat COVID-19 patients. (20 February 2020) [ST][LA Times][Hong Kong FP]

Qiu Qiu, 51, Deputy Director and Attending Physician, Wuhan Gutian Street Community Health Service Center, Hubei. (10 February 2020) [China Press]

Song Yingjie, 29, pharmacist, Maji Health Center, Hunan. Died of exhaustion after days of saving lives. (3 February 2020) [LA Times] [Sina]

Song Yunhua, 46, doctor, Taiping Community Clinic, Baoshan, Yunnan. (31 January 2020) [Caixin]

Wang Shuo, 36, doctor, Hubei Guangdong Occupational Disease Control Hospital. (13 March 2020) [WSJKW]

Wang Tucheng, 37, Xinwangzhuang, Henan. “His diagnosis was also cardiac arrest due to overwork and fatigue.” [LA Times]

Wang Xianliang, 62, Chinese politician, former chief of Ethnic and Religion Affairs Commission of Wuhan. (26 January 2020) [Caixin]

Xia Sisi, 29, gastroenterology physician, Union Jiangbei Hospital of Wuhan, Hubei. (23 February 2020) [ST][LA Times]

Xiao Jun, 50, general surgeon, Wuhan Red Cross Hospital, Hubei. (8 February 2020) [Wikipedia]

Xu Defu, 69, professor, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine. (13 February 2020) [Yicai]

Xu Hui, 51, Vice-Head, Nanjing Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu Province. “…worked for 18 days straight, then went home after a meeting on Feb. 6, “lay down and never got up,”…” (7 February 2020) [GF][LA Times]

Yan Cheng, 17. Young man with cerebal palsy, “left at home for six days without care while his relatives were quarantined on suspicion of having the Wuhan coronavirus… leaving Cheng at home without regular care, food or company. … [His father] wrote in another post that he had been notified by the village party officials that his son had only been fed twice between Friday and Tuesday. Yan’s Weibo account was later deleted.” [SCMP]

Yang Chongqui, 66, professor, School of Management, Wuhan Institute of Technology. (25 February 2020) [ET]

Yang Xiaobo, 57, Mayor of Huangshi, Hubei from 2009-14. (January 2020). [RFI]

Yuan Yangyang, 36, deputy leader of COVID-19 Medical Treatment Specialist Group, Baofeng Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Henan. (28 February 2020) [RTHK]

‘Mr Zeng’, 61, the first person reported to die of Coronavirus. (9 January 2020) [Sky]

Zhang Jianhua, 49, section chief, Public Health Service Department, Health Hospital, Luopotou, Shaanxi. (5 February 2020) [St Daily]

Zhu Heping, 67, Deputy Chief Physician of the Department of Ophthalmology, Wuhan Central Hospital. (9 March 2020) [BJD]

Zhu Xi, 48, doctor, Nanyang Community Health Center, Qidong, Jiangsu. (22 February 2020) [QQ]

Zhong Jinxing, 32, Vice President, Lingfeng Health Center, Hezhou. (28 February 2020) [Sina]


Aurlus Mabélé, 67, soukous star. Died in France. (19 March 2020) [Edge][Kenyan Tribune]

D.R. Congo

Jean-Joseph Mukendi wa Mulumba, 73, former President of the Bar at the Court of Cassation. Contracted COVID-19 on a visit to France. (24 March 2020) [Teller]


Ahmed al-Far. Died in Bergamo, Italy. (17 March 2020) [EI]

Shafea Abdel Halim Dawoud, Major General in the Egyptian Army. (23 March 2020) [MEEye]

Atiyat Mohamed Ibrahim, 60, al-Samahiya al-Kobra. The first Egyptian to die of COVID-19 in Egypt. (11 March 2020) [EI]

Khaled Shaltout, Major General in the Egyptian Army. Died taking part in efforts to contain the virus. (22 March 2020) [MEEye]


Nicolas Alfonsi, 83, former French senator. (16 March 2020) [France Bleu]

Jean-Michel Dénis, journalist. [CamerounWeb]

Marguerite Aucouturier Derrida, 87, psychoanalyst, wife of Jacques Derrida. (21 March 2020) [Le Monde][Maktoob]

Patrick Devedjian, 75, former Minister in charge of the Implementation of the Recovery Plan (2008-10), and President of the General Council of Hauts-de-Seine. (29 March 2020) [Le Monde]

Jean Leber, 80-81, violinist and pedagogue. (18 March 2020) [france musique]

Jacques Oudin, 80, former French senator. (20 March 2020) [Ouest France]

Jean-Jacques Razafindranazy, 67, medic. Died “caring for coronavirus patients”. [RTE]

Lucien Sève, 93, philosopher, communist, and political activist. (23 March 2020) [Regards]


Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, father of ‘Obuor’. Contracted COVID-19 in the United Kingdom. (27 March 2020) [Headline News]


Ali Mohammad, 73, Yaukuma Chochuk village in Leh, Ladakh Union Territory, “could be the first death case of India ever since the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19”. (7 March 2020) [Deccan Herald]

Mohammad Hussain Siddiqui, 76, President of the Kalaburagi District Qazi Association, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. (10 March 2020) [NIE][NBA]


Mohammad Haj Abolghasemi (Ghasemi), Head of the Basij in Tehran. (3 March 2020) [Al Arabiya][NCR Iran]

Ghodartollah Alizadeh, Deputy for Communication and International Affairs, Iranology Foundation. [Twitter]

Mostafa Amini, cleric. Unconfirmed report. [Al Arabiya]

Ahmad Ahangi, retired professional football player. [Twitter]

Hossein Asadollahi, senior commander in the IRSG. “Asadollahi had been responsible for the vicious crackdown on Tehran protesters against the Islamic regime last December, in which hundreds of people were killed.” [BTN]

Rasoul Azizi, Head of Gilan Police Inspection Department. (6 March 2020) [Al Arabiya]

Nematollah Javadi Bamiani, cleric. Unconfirmed report. [Al Arabiya]

Reza Chahi, deputy of Development of Health Insurance Resources in North Khorasan. [Twitter]

Mohammad Ali Ramazani (Ramezani) Dastak, newly-elected Iranian MP. (29 February 2020) [Mid-day][JP]

Siamak Dayushli, doctor. [Iran HRM]

Akbar Dehghan, cleric. (5 March 2020) [Al Arabiya]

Siamak Diosheli, physician, Bandar Anzali Hospital. [Iran HRM]

Moharamali Esmaeeli, MEK activist. [NCR Iran]

Fariba Farahi, doctor, emergency room specialist, Kamkar Hospital, Qom. [NCR Iran]

Hassanali Firouzkhah, colonel, IRGC, took part in the 2019 crackdown.

Hashem Bathaie Golpayenagi, 79, grand ayatollah, member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts. (16 March 2020) [RT][Al Arabiya][JP]

Mohsen Habibi, ayatollah, custodian at a Tehran seminary. [Radio Farda]

Ali Asghar Majd Hashemi, Shia scholar. [Twitter]

Ali Hosseini, Head of the Islamic Development Organization, Aliabad-e-Katul, Golestan. (5 March 2020) [Al Arabiya]

Abdullah Jafarzadeh, senior IRGC official. [Twitter]

Hamid Kahram, 62, former MP. (19 March 2020) [Al Arabiya]

Sayyid Ja’far Karimi, chairman of the Council on Fatwas. [Twitter]

Ali Khalafi (Kholfi), deputy to the Chief of Islamic Justice, Ayatollah Ebrahim Raeesi. “He was responsible for execution of tens of Iranian political prisoners.” – Babak Taghvaee. “The judiciary denied that Khalafi died from coronavirus on Friday.” – Al Arabiya. [Radio Farda][Twitter][Al Arabiya]

Mohammad Jamal Khalilian, teacher, Imam Khomeini Institute, Qom. [Iran International]

Ezat Khamooshi, mother-in-law of Meysam Khamenei, son of Ayatollah Khamenei. [Al Arabiya]

Moloud Jafari, nurse, Fayazbakhsh Hospital, Tehran. [NCR Iran]

Narges Khanalizadeh, 25, nurse. (25 February 2020) [NCR Iran]

Leila Mir-Issa Khani, teacher, Tehran. [NCR Iran]

Hamed Jalali Kashani, activist, “advocate for child marriage”. (28 February 2020) [JP][Al Arabiya]

Rez Khazeni-Rad, Colonel, IRGC Training Deptartment in Qom. [Twitter]

Ahmad Khosravi, pro-regime activist. [Al Arabiya]

Seyed Hadi Khosroshahi, 81, former Iranian Ambassador to the Vatican. (27 February 2020) [Kuna][Al Arabiya]

Reza Koucheki-nia, Director of Medical Center No. 1 in Astaneh. [Iran HRM]

Reza Mohammadi Langerudi, ayatollah. [Al Arabiya]

Hamid Lotfi, orthopedic specialist. [Twitter][Iran HRM]

Hojjatol Islam Lotfi, Dean of Education, Al-Hadi Seminary in Qom. [Iran International]

Mohammad Mirmohammadi, 71, “a member of the Expediency Council” advising Ayatollah Khamenei. (2 March 2020) His mother was also reported to have succumbed to the virus. [DM][The National]

Hossein Mohammadi, confidant to Ayatollah Khamenei. [Twitter]

Mohammad Mohammadi, former president of the Association of General Practitioners and Forensics. [Twitter][Iran HRM]

Reza Modarresi, cleric, Qom. [Al Arabiya]

Negar Siyah Mortazavi, MEK activist. [NCR Iran]

Azemat Mousavi, midwife, Sari Health Center. [NCR Iran]

Ahmad Najafi, retired IRGC official. [Twitter]

Hassan Nayyeri, MEK activist. [NCR Iran]

Farad Nouri (Farid Nirouie, Farid Nirouii), general surgeon, Babul. [Twitter][Iran HRM]

Nahid Noushad, retired nurse, Razi Treatment Education Center. “Noushad died at Rasht’s Golsar Hospital while helping treat coronavirus victims.” (14 March 2020) [PMOI]

Afshar Omidi, psychology specialist, Baghiatollah Hospital, Tehran. (14 March 2020) [PMOI]

Ramezan Pourghassem (Pour-Qasem), Head of the IRGC Ground Forces Counter-Intelligence Branch. [Twitter][NCR Iran]

Reza Pourkhanali, official, Ministry of Agriculture. [JP][Al Arabiya]

Mohammadali Rabie (Mohammad Ali Rabii), doctor. [Twitter][Iran HRM]

Fatemeh Rahbar, 56, Iranian MP. (6 March 2020) [NCR Iran][CNN][DM][Bloomberg]

Fariborz Raisdana, 72, famed economist and widely-published author. (15 March 2020) [Rudaw]

Mohammad-Reza Rahchamani, 67, former Iranian MP. (9 March 2020) [Tehran Times]

Mostafa Samadi, physician, Babol. [Iran HRM]

Nasser Shabani (Sha’abani), a senior commander of the IRGC. (c. 13 March 2020) [Al Arabiya][AA][Radio Farda]

Elham Sheikhi, 22, member of Iranian women’s futsal national team. (27 February 2020) [Radio Farda][Al Arabiya]

Hossein Sheikholeslam, Iranian MP and former Ambassador to Syria, co-founder of the Lebanese Hezbollah. (5 March 2020) [Al Arabiya][Radio Farda][BI]

Ardeshir Shiran, physician, Isfahan. [Iran HRM]

Mohammad Alavi Tabar (Kiyavash, Kiyavosh), 89-90, former MP. (10 March 2020) [IRNA]

Marzieh Taghvazadeh, chemistry teacher, Qom. [NCR Iran]

Ahmad Taheri, sporting director of the Iran national futsal team. (16 March 2020) [Tehran Times]

Farzad Tazari, former IRGC commander. (6 March 2020) [Al Arabiya][JP]

Mousa Torabzadeh, former prosecutor of Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh, Gilan Province. [Al Arabiya]

Ahmad Toyserkani (Toysirkani), judicial advisor. [Al Arabiya][Radio Farda]


Rashid Abdulrahman, 70, preacher at Khanaqa Mahmwi Mosque. “…the first coronavirus-related fatality in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq…” (3 March 2020) [Jihad Watch]


Eileen O’Neill, 88. (18 March 2020) [IC]


Aryeh Evan, 88, Holocaust survivor. Israel’s first COVID-19 fatality. [Haaretz]

Malka Keva, 67, healthcare professional, Bat Yam. (24 March 2020) [Ynet]


Luigi Ablondi, 66, former general manager of Crema Hospital. (16 March 2020) [DM]

Lorenzo Acquarone, 89, professor, former MP. (24 March 2020) [La Repubblica]

Danilo Barozzi, 92, cyclist, stage winner of the Volta a Catalunya. (25 March 2020) [Ansa][RS]

Sergio Bassi, 69, folk rock musician. (16 March 2020) [il Giornale][]

…”Ma chi l’ha detto
che solo i grandi
fanno la storia
ognuno ha la sua
storia da raccontare
anche se non è bella
potrà insegnare
qualcosa a qualcuno”…

Guiseppe Berardelli, 72, priest, Bergamo. He gave up his ventilator to a younger patient. (15 March 2020) [CBS]

Carlo Bertolini, 76, agronomist, Cremona. [Reuters]

Diego Bianco, 45, paramedic. [Milano Today][Mirror]

Adriano Bonza, president Santo Stefano rural cooperative. (15 March 2020) [Malpensa]

Massimo Borghese, 63, otolaryngologist, Naples, Italy. (17 March 2020) [Notizie]

Lucia Bosè, born Lucia Borloni, 89, actress and former Miss Italia. (23 March 2020) [Huffpost]

Antonino Buttafuoco, 66, general practitioner. (18 March 2020) [DM]

Luigi and Serena Carrara, couple married for over 60 years, died hours apart. Their son said, “…staff didn’t know where to put patients and doctors were choosing which people to save, and leaving the elderly to die. But what can they do?” [NZ Herald][News Observatory]

Claudio Casertano, 67, parish priest, Palermo. [Palermo Today]

Paolo Crosti, one of the founders of American Football in Italy. [Milano Sportiva]

Italo De Zan, 94, cyclist, stage winner of the 1948 Giro d’Italia. (9 March 2020) [Il Mattino]

Innocenzo Donina, 69, footballer. (19 March 2020) [Bari Viva]

Luciano Federici, 82, footballer. (18 March 2020) [La Nazione]

Giuseppe Finzi, 62, doctor, University Hospital of Parma, and former candidate for the mayoralty of Soragna. [DM]

Teresa Franzese, 47. In a widely-covered incident, the family was prevented from moving her body out of the home where they were living. [Il Primato Nazionale][AJ][Breitbart]

Luigi Frusciante, 71, a family doctor, Como. [Blitz]

Franco Galli, 65, doctor. [MT]

Oscar Ghidini, 84, physiotherapist. [Gazzetta]

Mario Giovita, 65, first Italian family doctor infected by COVID-19, Bergamo. [TR]

Raffaele Giura, 80, senior pulmonologist, Sant’Anna. [CZ]

Paolo Grassi, 65, mayor of Fivizzano (2009-19). [LD]

Vittorio Gregotti, 92, Italian architect, designer of the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics stadium, the Marassi in Genoa, Italy, and the Arcimboldi Opera Theatre, Milan. [CdS][Il Mattino][The Architect’s Newspaper][Gulf News][Football Italia][Guardian]

Appartengo a una generazione che ha criticato il moderno ma ne ha colto l’importanza nelle realizzazioni sociali.

Guiseppe Lanati, 73, pulmonologist, Sant’Anna Hospital, Como. [Blitz]

Vincenzo Leone, doctor. [Fanpage]

Fabrizio Marchetti, 32, bartender. Youngest victim in Italy to date. [Notizie]

Detto Mariano, 82, composer. (25 March 2020) [La Repubblica]

Aldo Martinell, 55, former mayor of Valdidentro. [La Repubblica]

Andrea Micheli, 37, former President of Serie C side Pergolettese. [Football Italia]

Michele Mozzicato, 59, lieutenant colonel, Catania. (11 March 2020) [Il Mattino]

Valerio Moro, 66, mayor of Brignano Gera d’Adda, Province of Bergamo, Lombardy from 2009 to 2014. (5 March 2020) [L’eco di Bergamo]

Marcello Natali, 57, Secretary of the Federation of General Practitioners of Lodi. “In one of the last interviews he gave before he was tested for COVID-19, he told Euronews that he had had to work without gloves: “They are finished,” he said.” [Euronews][ANSA][BI]

Francesco Saverio Pavone, 75, prosecutor who dismantled the Venetian mafia. [Il Messaggero]

Nelio Pavesi, 68, city councillor, Piacenza. [Il Mattino]

Maurizio Pinto, 38, Turi, Bari. At the time, Italy’s youngest victim. [La Repubblica][Yahoo][Sportface]

Marino Quaresimin, 82, Mayor of Vicenza 1995-98. (20 March 2020) [GV]

Giovanni (Gianni) Battista Rabino, 89, former Italian deputy and senator. (12 March 2020) [La Stampa]

Emanuele Renzi, 34, Lazio’s youngest victim, no comorbidities. [la Repubblica]

Fausto Resmini, 67, priest. [Rai]

Vincenzo Rini, 75, monsignor, the Diocese of Cremona. (13 March 2020) [CNA][Church Militant]

Alfredo Visioli, 83, Cremona. [Reuters]

Piero Schlesinger, 89, former Chair of Private Law at Catholic University of Milan, board member of the Banca Popolare di Milano, president of Italian Mobiliar Institute, president of La Centrale Finanziaria Generale, and president of the Italian Research and Information Center on the Economy of Public and Public Interest Companies (CIRIEC). (14 March 2020) [Wikipedia][Sky]

Michele Sciama, 79, former secretary-general of the Jewish Community of Milan. (16 March 2020) [Israel National News][Forward]

Antonio Michele Stanca, 77, geneticist. (19 March 2020) [Il Messaggero]

Roberto Stella, 67, President of the Varese Medical Association. (10 March 2020) [Il Mattino][ET][People][FQ]

Luca Targetti, 62, former Casting Director, La Scala. [Il Mattino][Operawire]

Adriano Trevisan, 78, bricklayer, Vo’ Euganeo, Veneto. The first European to die from the virus. (21 February 2020) [ST]

Luigi Trottner, 86, priest, Campitello. (15 March 2020) [Alto Adige]

Renato Turetta, 67, the second person infected in Italy and close friend of Adriano Trevisan. (10 March 2020) [Il Mattino]

Giorgio Valoti, 70, Mayor of Cene. (12-13 March 2020) [Il Giorno][PN][Corriere]

Ivana Valoti, 58, midwife. (15 March 2020) [EdB]

Ivano Vezzulli, 61, doctor, Maleo. [AK]

Carlo Zavaritt, 80, paediatrician and Bergamo councillor, who travelled to Sri Lanka to help with the relief efforts following the Boxing Day tsunami. [CdS]


David Cheng, 60, pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kuching, Sarawak. (17 March 2020). [The Star]


Jorge Ortiz Garay, 49, Catholic priest in Brooklyn, NYC. He will be buried in Mexico. (27 March 2020) [PIX11]


Paul Goma, 84, communist dissident. Died in Paris, France. (25 March 2020) [Lithub]


Henricus Johannes Bernardus “Harry” Aarts, 90, member of the House of Representatives (1973-93). (25 March 2020) [BD]

Kes Bakker, 76, former president of the Vitesse football club. [Teller]


Suleiman Achimugu, 67, former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company. The first Nigerian to die in Nigeria of COVID-19. (23 March 2020) [MSN][RN]

Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali, 60, the elder sister to the permanent secretary of Kano state’s Ministry of Religious Affairs. (25 March 2020) [Legit]

Okunuga Olumide Saraju, 63, pathologist. Died in Modena, Italy. “There are suspicions that he may have died of coronavirus infection…” (10 March 2020) [The Source][Today][The Nigeria Guardian][Inside Business]


Imtiaz Ahmad, 61, in Brescia, Italy. The “first Pakistani COVID-19 patient in Italy”. [Pakistan Observer]

Azam Khan, 95, played squash for Pakistan. Died in London, UK. [Zemtv]

Usama (Osama) Riaz, doctor from Chilas, Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan. [Parhlo]


Aileen Baviera, 60, professor, former Dean of the University of the Philippines Asian Center. “One of the country’s foremost sinologists.” (21 March 2020) [Rappler]


Antonio Vieira Monteiro, 73, chairman of Banco Santander Portugal. (18 March 2020) [SAPO 25][Reuters]


Abdulkadir Mohamed (Muhammad) Farah, 59, footballer, Advisor to the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Somalia. Died in London. (24 March 2020) [Goal]

South Korea

Lee Cha-su, 63, South Korean politician and civil society activist. (9 March 2020) [Yonhap]


Pedro Alameda, 37, Spanish Civil Guard officer. “He did not have underlying health issues.” [Twitter][EM][DdI]

María Teresa de Borbón-Parma, 86, princess, socialist activist. (26 March 2020) [People]

Vicenç Capdevila, 83, former member of Congress and member of the Catalonia Parliament. (21 March 2020) [CCMA]

Germà Colón, 91, philologist. (22 March 2020) [El Nacional]

Carlos Falcó, 83, 5th Marquess of Griñón. (20 March 2020) [El Pais]

José Folgado, 75, businessman, economist, and former Deputy of Congress. (23 March 2020) [ED]

Francisco Garcia, 21, Spanish youth football coach. [Express][Indy]

Guillermo Gómez, 50, father of five, Madrid. [Aleteia]

Benito Joanet, 84, Spanish footballer and manager. (22 March 2020) [Mundo Deportivo]

Lorenzo Sanz, 76, former president of Real Madrid. (21 March 2020) [BBC]

José María Loizaga Viguri, 83, vice president of ACS Group. (22 March 2020) [El Pais]


Kerstin Behrendtz, 69, Swedish radio presenter and director of music for Sveriges Radio. (28 March 2020) [GP]

Olle Holmquist, 83, trombonist. (26 March 2020) [Expressen]


Aytaç Yalman, 79, former chief of the Turkish Army. (16 March 2020) [NTV][Turkish Minute][APA][Arab News]

United Kingdom

Darrell Blakeley, 88, Middleton, Greater Manchester. Could not be treated for an underlying condition due to coronavirus restrictions. His son, “told of the horror of enduring watching his father being wrapped in plastic and placed in an airtight coffin and immediately taken away upon his death” and “his anguish of not being able to be there for his father due to strict isolation rules.” [Sky][ITV]

Hilda Churchill, 108, Manchester. (28 March 2020) [MEN]

“As I was telling her about this coronavirus she started talking about the Spanish flu and she remembered how bad that was. The whole house came down with it except her mum, who looked after everyone else. Sadly her little sister, who was only 12 months old, died of it. Grandma said she remembers a small box being put in a carriage. Her dad collapsed in the street with it, but survived.She was saying how amazing it is that something you can’t see can be so devastating.”

Steven Dick, 37, deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. (24 March 2020) [Sky]

Amged El-Hawrani, 55, NHS Consultant. (28 March 2020) [BM]

Hayri Ergönül, 55, member of the Kurdish Alevi community in North London. (c. 18 March 2020) [Nupel]

Rina Feldman, 97, member of the Haredi community. [JC]

Kimberley Finlayson, 52, co-founder of FMC, a dentistry publishing and communications company. Died whilst on holiday in Bali, Indonesia. The first British victim to be named in the British press. (11 March 2020) [DM][ES]

Leonard Gibson, 78. His daughters are warning others to take the pandemic more seriously. [The Star][IRN]

Wendy Jacobs, Headmistress, Roose Primary School, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. (22 March 2020) [Guardian]

Norman Kennet Jones, 72, cardiologist. Died in Como, Italy. (27 March 2020) [CMB]

Nick Matthews, 59, retired police officer, Nailsea, North Somerset. (14 March 2020) [Mirror]

Chloe Middleton, 21, High Wycombe. No preexisting conditions. [BFP][WashEx]

Peter Myles, 67, Anglican vicar. Father of Doctor Who actress, Sophia Myles. (21 March 2020) [DM][Guardian]

Manohar Krishna Prabhu, British-Indian Krishna devotee. (9 March 2020) [ET]

Craig Ruston, 45, former footwear designer. As of 18 March 2020, “the UK’s youngest coronavirus victim”. [Mirror][BBC]

William (Vilmos György) Stern, 85, businessman. “Hungarian-born survivor of the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp, who was at the centre of one Britain’s biggest bankruptcy cases”. [Guardian]

United States

Maurice Berger, 63, art historian. [Art News]

Mark Blum, 69, actor. (25 March 2020) [THR]

John Brennan, 69, horse trainer. New Jersey’s “first coronavirus death”. [North Jersey]

Floyd Cardoz, 59, award-winning chef. [SFGate][Variety][Fox]

Cedric Dixon, 48, NYPD detective. (28 March 2020) [AMNY]

Avraham Hakohen (Romi) Cohn, rabbi, Holocaust survivor. [CNN]

Jazmond Dixon, 31, first St. Louis resident to die from COVID-19. (22 March 2020) [NY Post]

April Dunn, 33, chair, Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. (c. 29 March 2020) [CNN]

Larry Edgeworth, 61, NBC audio technician. (19 March 2020) [ENews][MSN][Grio][Politico][BI][Fox][Daily Beast][HuffPost][LA Times][CNN][NBC]

David Edwards, former Texas A&M basketball player. (23 March 2020) [Dallas News]

Alan Finder, 72, former New York Times reporter. (c. 24 March 2020) [The Hill]

Patricia Frieson, 61, Auburn Gresham, Chicago, Illinois. Two days before her death, she posted the following on her Facebook page: “… Despite the fact that I am human, and I fail a lot of times, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who was sacrificed on the cross, and died for our sins. He loves us all dearly (far more than we deserve) and forgives our sins if we are in repentance. …” [Twitter][CST]

Grace Fusco, 73, a mother of eleven from Freehold, New Jersey, together with her daughter, Rita Fusco-Jackson, 55, and sons, Carmine Fusco and Vincent Fusco. [NYP][People][NJ]

Jeffrey Ghazarian, 34, cancer survivor. “… recently visited Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida” [Fox][Daily Kos]

Ron Golden, brother of Minnesota Lt. Gv. Peggy Flanagan. (21 March 2020) [TwinCities]

Bobby Hebert Sr., 81, father of former Pro Bowl quarterback Bobby Hebert Jr. (28 March 2020) [247Sports]

Pat Herrick, Seattle, Washington. (March 2020) [CNN][CNN – Video]

Alex Hsu, 67, doctor, Margate, South Florida. “…the first medical professional to die from the coronavirus in South Florida…” (25 March 2020) [WSVN]

John Sebastian Laird-Hammond, 59, Franciscan friar. DC’s first fatality from COVID-19. (20 March 2020) [CNA][Heavy]

Hong Ling, 53, Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, formerly of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, the first US citizen to die of COVID-19. Died in China. (7 February 2020) [Twitter][China Rising][Yichai]

Patrick (Pat) James, 77, Texas Masonic Retirement Center, Tarrant County, Texas. The first to die from coronavirus in Tarrant County. “At first, Pat James believed that he might have the flu, but that test came back negative, Brandt said. “So they sent him home and he got some Tamiflu and thought he would wait it out,” Brandt said.” [FWST][Texas Tribune]

Kious Kelly, 48, assistant nursing manager. [NY Post]

John Knox, 84, retired fire marshal. [NY Post]

Mike Longo, 81, jazz pianist, composer, and author. “Longo became musical director for the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet and later Gillespie chose him to be the pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band.” (22 March 2020) [Wiki]

Arcelia Martinez, 65, mother of four, grandmother of six, FoodMaxx cashier, San Jose, California. (21 March 2020) [MN]

Orlando McDaniel, 59, former wide receiver for the Denver Broncos. (28 March 2020) [DMN]

Terrence McNally, 81, playwright. (24 March 2020) [AP]

Adolph (TJ) Mendez, 44, teacher, New Braunfels, Texas, “perfectly healthy” father of six. (26 March 2020) [NY Post]

Jermaine Miller, 44, Nassau Co., New York. “He had a fever of 101.5 degrees, was diagnosed with pneumonia, given antibiotics and sent home. The next day, his temperature had reached 103, and that’s when she said they went to the emergency room.” His wife added, “”This is not a game, … People’s lives are ending here.” [ABC]

John F. Murray, 92, retired former Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at San Francisco General Hospital. (24 March 2020) [MN]

Arnold Obey, 73, retired school principal. Ran the NYC marathon 38 consecutive years. (22 March 2020) [Twitter]

Natasha Ott, 39, health care professional, New Orleans.

“She had a slight fever. CrescentCare, the medical clinic where she worked, had only a handful of tests for the new strain of coronavirus on hand. She initially passed on the chance to take one, after being told she was low-risk for the serious disease. When her symptoms didn’t shake, she did take the test on Monday. By Thursday, she felt “something in her lungs,” she told longtime partner Josh Anderson. But she still felt well enough by then to join Anderson as the pair walked her dog. On Friday, Anderson found Ott dead in her kitchen.”[Nola]

David Perez, 56, investigator, New York City’s Department of Correction. (15 March 2020) [BI]

Bill Pike, 91, Connecticut, former chairman of credit policy at J.P. Morgan & Company. [CNN]

Julio Ramirez, 43, San Gabriel, California. (16 March 2020) [CBS Local]

Walter Robb, 91, engineer, executive, and philanthropist. (23 March 2020) [TimesUnion]

Dezann Romain, 36, principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Brownsville. [NY Post]

Sundee Rutter, 42, widow, mother of six. [Fox]

“For those of you who know or have ever crossed paths with our mother, Sundee, it was likely made clear to you immediately how genuine, selfless, courageous, hard-working, and caring this woman is. … As a single mother of six children (ages 24, 21, 20, 15, 14, 13), She has made it her highest priority to instill in us all of the amazing and upheld values and morals she possesses, with high hopes that each of us are able to make positive changes and impacts on our friends, family, and community.”

Her daughter, Alexis Rutter. (The family has a Gofundme page.)

Stephen Schwartz, 78, pathologist, University of Washington. (17 March 2020) [Seattle Times][US News][The Scientist][Medscape]

Roberta Shelton, 60, Indiana. “The first person to die from coronavirus in Indiana had to say goodbye to her partner via iPad because they were not allowed to be in the same room.” [DM]

Alvin Simmons, 56, housekeeper at Rochester General Hospital. “Simmons, a cigar smoker, initially thought it was a smoker’s cough. When the symptoms got worse Simmons went to the emergency room. He was tested for coronavirus and diagnosed him with pneumonia. He was sent home with antibiotics. Simmons died a day after he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.” [Radio 95.1 Rochester]

Michael Sorkin, 71, urbanist architect. (26 March 2020) [Archinect]

Oliver Stokes Jr. (Go DJ Black N Mild), 44, New Orleans bounce deejay and radio personality. (19 March 2020) [Nola]

Teodosio Torres, 76, Queens, New York. He “asked his wife for a drink of water. When she returned about a minute later she found him unresponsive in his bed.” [NYDN]

Richard E. Weber, 57, a litigation partner and longtime board member of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York. [Bloomberg Law]

Lenard “Lenny” Wells, 69, former president of the League of Martin. (21 March 2020) [MJS]

Nashom Wooden, aka Mona Foot, 50, drag queen from New York City. (c. 23 March 2020) [TG Trends]


Rodolfo González Rissotto, 70, former Minister of Defence. (28 March 2020) [El Pais]


Melissa Jacqueline, 19, student at St Andrews University, United States. (25 March 2020) [Herald]

Zororo Makamba, 30, broadcaster. [ZD]

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