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An article published by Radio New Zealand on the 17th of January, has highlighted that the risk of Kiwi’s developing chronic and debilitating illnesses from long-COVID could grow as more people are becoming re-infected.

While the high number of vaccinated New Zealanders helped to keep our mortality rate low when compared to other countries, it is worth noting that not everyone completely recovers from the infection.

A recent article in Nature Reviews Microbiology reported that studies into COVID-19 showed that around 10% of infections result in the patient developing Long-COVID.

To read all about the devasting effects of Long-COVID, please click here.