Athletes confirmed Corona virus positive — full list

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Dylan Frittelli: The South African golfer will miss this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club after testing positive for COVID-19. Frittelli, who missed the cut at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, is the fourth golfer to test positive since the elite US Tour resumed on June 11.

Novak Djokovic: The world’s number one tennis player and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus disease on June 23, a day after three other tennis players all confirmed they had COVID-19 after taking part in the Adria Tour Djokovic had organised.

Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Cotic, and Viktor Troicki: The tennis players all confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus on June 22-23, after Novak Djokovic organised the Adria Tour in Serbia and Croatia.

Patrick Ewing: Former NBA player, who has been coaching Georgetown University men’s basketball team Georgetown Hoyas since 201, said on May 23 he tested positive for the new coronavirus.

English Premier League: Twelve players and team staff have so far tested positive in three rounds of testing by the Premier League. 

Von Miller: The NFL star is the highest profile American athlete to announce he contracted COVID-19.

James Dolan: The 64-year-old New York Knicks owner has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the first known major professional sports owner in the US to have contracted COVID-19. Dolan also owns the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers and is executive chairman and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company.


Serhat Guler: On March 25, the Turkish Boxing Federation said national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifier in London. The statement said the federation was awaiting test results from two other athletes who showed symptoms.

Marco Sportiello: The goalkeeper for Italian football team Atalanta tested positive for coronavirus on March 24.

Jason Collins: On March 24, Collins, who played 13 National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons from 2001 to 2014 and spent seven-plus years with the Brooklyn Nets, said on Twitter he believes he caught coronavirus on March 4 when the Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ottawa Senators: An unidentified Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first known case in North America’s National Hockey League. The Senators said the player has mild symptoms and is in isolation, and that they were notifying anyone who had close contact with him.

Deportivo Alaves: The Spanish football club confirmed a total of 15 positive coronavirus cases, including three players from the first-team squad and seven members of the coaching staff. None of those affected have displayed any symptoms, the La Liga side said in a statement on March 18. 

Blaise Matuidi: The Juventus and France midfielder has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Turin-based Serie A club said in a statement on March 17. Juventus said Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, was in self-isolation at home and not showing any symptoms.

Daniele Rugani: Juventus player and Italian defender Rugani also tested positive.

Mikel Arteta: On March 12, the 37-year-old Arsenal manager was the first in England’s football Premier League to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi: On the same day, the 19-year-old Chelsea winger also said he was infected. 

Paulo Dybala: The Italy-based Argentinian footballer announced his diagnosis on Friday. Italy is the worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic, with 10,000 people dead.

Rudy Gobert: The NBA Utah Jazz basketball star triggered criticism after mockingly touching the microphones and voice recorders at a media event on March 9, three days before he was diagnosed. 

Donovan Mitchell: Another NBA Utah Jazz player also announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day as Gobert.

Christian Wood: The Detroit Pistons forward is “under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation” since testing positive, the NBA team said on March 15.     

Brooklyn Nets: Four players on the NBA Brooklyn Nets basketball team tested positive for the coronavirus on March 17.

Fernando Gaviria: The Colombian cyclist confirmed on March 12 that he contracted coronavirus while racing during an event in the United Arab Emirates, and was admitted to a hospital in the Gulf nation. 

Dmitry Strakhov: Strakhov became the second cyclist at the UAE Tour to be diagnosed with the virus on the same day.

Sampdoria: Five footballers from the Italian club have tested positive, along with the team’s doctor. 

Dusan Vlahovic: The Serbian striker for Fiorentina, another Serie A club, is also infected.

Marcus Smart: The Boston Celtics guard tested positive as the number of confirmed cases in the NBA continues to grow.

Paulo Dybala: The Juventus and Argentina football forward had tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms.

Marouane Fellaini: The former Manchester United football player who currently plays for the Chinese Super League has COVID-19, he said on Instagram.

Sir Kenny Dalgish: The former Liverpool player and manager tested positive after being admitted to hospital.

Sami Abu Shehadeh: a member of the Arab Joint List party in Israel tested positive for the coronavirus on June 3. 

Shahid Afridi: The former Pakistan cricket captain and player was reported positive for COVID-19 on June 13.



Novak Djokovic: The Serbian tennis star and current Australian Open champion was reported positive for COVID-19 on June 23

Goran Ivanisevic: Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, who now coaches tennis star Novak Djokovic, tested positive for the coronavirus on June 26.

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