List of COVID-19 deaths in Oceania

This is a list of notable people reported as having died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as a result of infection by the virus SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania.

AustraliaEdit

Date Image Name Age Notes Place of death
22 August 2020   Frank Brew 92 Australian rules footballer (Sydney Swans) Australia
22 August 2020   John Bangsund 81 Writer Australia
5 April 2021   Malcolm Kela Smith 82 Member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea (2002–2012) and Governor of Eastern Highlands Province (2003–2012) Australia (Redcliffe)
17 November 2021   Ken Colvin 82 Australian rules footballer (Sydney Swans) Australia
4 January 2022   Craig Ruddy 53 Artist Australia (Byron Bay)
1 February 2022   Glenn Wheatley 74 Musician Australia (Melbourne)

FijiEdit

Date Image Name Age Notes Place of death
22 July 2021   Hikmat Singh Verma 92 Member of the House of Representatives of Fiji (1999–2006) Fiji (Suva)

New ZealandEdit

Date Image Name Age Notes Place of death
27 May 2020   Peri Vaevae Pare Member of the Parliament of the Cook Islands (1999–2006) and Minister of Health (2001–2006) New Zealand (Rarotonga)
4 September 2020   Joe Williams 85 Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999) and member of the Parliament of the Cook Islands (1994–2004) New Zealand (Auckland)

Papua New GuineaEdit

Date Image Name Age Notes Place of death
20 March 2021   Richard Mendani 53 Member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea (since 2012) Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)

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