Covid-19 raises risks of pregnant women

A new study published by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says pregnant and recently pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness and death from Covid-19 unlike the non-pregnant ones.

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What you need to know:

  • Pregnant and recently pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness and death from Covid-19 unlike the non-pregnant ones.
  • A new study published by the CDC found a high death rate (nine deaths per 1,000 Covid-19 infections) among pregnant women who tested positive for the virus against the 2.5 deaths for the non-pregnant women of reproductive age.

Pregnant and recently pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness and death from Covid-19 unlike the non-pregnant ones. This is according to a new study published by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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