Many people do not name after a person that passed away in an accident, was killed or died young.* Is there an issue with naming after someone who dies from the Coronavirus, which is an epidemic, and may perhaps be considered a bad omen?
There's an argument -- I believe I heard it on a Rabbi Frand tape ... maybe in the name of Rav Moshe Feinstein ... that we don't name after those who had particularly bad fate. Something like the Holocaust, though, was no longer a matter of individual fates, and therefore it would be permissible to name after those who perished in it. (Devil's advocate, I spoke with some Klausenberger Chassidim who would add a middle name or otherwise make a change when naming after someone who died in the Holocaust -- so it's not a universal position.)
By that logic, one could very well argue that dying in a pandemic is no longer about one particular person's bad fate.