Athletes & Sports Figures Who Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus


The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to spread across the world, impacting people from all walks of life. Athletes and sports figures have not been exempt as many from around the world have confirmed they have tested positive for the infectious disease.

Here’s a roundup of athletes and sports figures who have announced that they have COVID-19. (UPDATED: 5/26)

Patrick Ewing, Georgetown University Basketball Coach & Former New York Knicks

Diagnosis announced on May 22.

Dexter Manley, Former Washington Redskins Defensive End

Diagnosis announced on May 19.

Pat Dye, Legendary Auburn Football Head Coach

Diagnosis announced on May 21.

Antonio Gandy-Golden, Incoming NFL Rookie

Diagnosis announced on May 20.

Ronaldo Souza, UFC Fighter

Diagnosis announced on May 8.

Brian Allen, Los Angeles Rams Center

Diagnosis announced on April 15.

Von Miller, Denver Broncos Outside Linebacker 

Diagnosis announced on April 16.

Tony Boselli, Former Jacksonville Jaguars Lineman

Diagnosis announced on April 2.

Mark Campbell, Former NFL Tight End

Diagnosis announced on April 7.

Jamie Howard, Former LSU Quarterback

Diagnosis announced on April 3.

David Edwards, Former Texas A&M Basketball Star

The 48-year-old died on March 23 due to complications caused by the coronavirus.

Quinton Powell, Former USC Linebacker

Diagnosis announced on March 29.

Dylan Reda, Former Southern Miss Linebacker

Diagnosis announced on April 10.

Zac Alley, Boise State Assistant Coach

Diagnosis announced on April 7. 

Pearson Jordan, Former LSU Two-Sport Standout

The 59-year-old died on March 27 due to complications caused by the coronavirus. 

Tom Dempsey, Former New Orleans Saints Football Kicker

The 73-year-old legendary kicker died from complications with the coronavirus on April 4.

Jim Edmonds, Former Baseball Player

Diagnosis announced on April 1.

Patrick McEnroe, Former Tennis Player/ ESPN Commentator

Diagnosis announced on March 31. 

James Dolan, New York Knicks Owner

Diagnosis announced on March 28.

Doris Burke, ESPN Analyst

Diagnosis announced on March 27.

Sydney Wiese, Los Angeles Sparks

Diagnosis announced on March 27.

Jason Collins, Former NBA Player

Diagnosis announced on March 24.

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets

Diagnosis announced on March 17.

Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints Head Coach

Diagnosis announced on March 19.

Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics 

Diagnosis announced on March 19.

Two unidentified players for the Los Angeles Lakers 

Diagnoses announced on March 19.

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Diagnosis announced on March 11.

Three unnamed players for the Brooklyn Nets

Diagnoses announced on March 17.

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz 

Diagnosis announced on March 12.

Trey Thompkins, Real Madrid 

Diagnosis announced on March 12.

An unnamed Seattle Dragons player 

Diagnosis announced on March 14.

Three unnamed members of the Philadelphia 76ers 

Diagnoses announced on March 19.

Christian Wood, Detroit Pistons 

Diagnosis announced on March 14.

Victor Lange, golfer 

Diagnosis announced on March 19.

Unnamed Yankees Minor League Players

Diagnosis announced on March 17.

One unnamed member of the Denver Nuggets

Diagnosis announced on March 19.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager 

Diagnosis announced on March 12.

Omar Colley, UC Sampdoria 

Diagnosis announced on March 13.

Patrick Cutrone, Fiorentina

Diagnosis announced on March 14.

Dusan Vlahovic, Fiorentina 

Diagnosis announced on March 13.

German Pezzella, Fiorentina

Diagnosis announced on March 14.

Morten Thorsby, UC Sampdoria 

Diagnosis announced on March 13.

Daniele Rugani, Juventus

Diagnosis announced on March 12.

Antonino La Gumina, UC Samporia

Diagnosis announced on March 13.

Luca Kilian, Paderborn

Diagnosis announced on March 14.

Hyun-Jun Suk, Troyes

Diagnosis announced on March 14. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea FC

Diagnosis announced on March 13.

Fabio Depaoli, UC Sampdoria

Diagnosis announced on March 14.

Manolo Gabbiadini, UC Sampdoria

Diagnosis announced on March 12. 

Ezequiel Garay, Valencia CF

Diagnosis announced on March 15. 

Timo Hübers, Hanover

Diagnosis announced on March 11. 

Paulo Dybala, Juventus

Diagnosis announced on March 21.

Enrique Bonilla, Liga MX president

Diagnosis announced on March 21.

Cameron van der Burgh, Olympic swimmer for South Africa

Diagnosis announced on March 22.

Two unnamed Ottawa Senators players

Diagnosis announced on March 21.

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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