Increasingly identified as a dangerous and lethal co-morbidity obesity is complicating the fight against Covid-19. Initially many researchers thought Covid-19 was primarily a respiratory disease. But now experts have identified obesity as a major culprit. As the virus proliferates around the globe and more is learnt about its affects on the body they are realizing this co-morbidity could mean the difference between life and death. With higher instances of diabetes, hypertension & cardiovascular diseases among the general population due to obesity, certain countries like South Africa is at particular risk for as long as there is no cure for Covid-19.