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Here's what you need to know about pregnancy and COVID-19 infection rates.

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Here's what you need to know about pregnancy and COVID-19

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...Over the course of about six months, the CDC received more than 325,000 reports of women age 15 to 44 who had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of those, more than 8,200 were pregnant.

When the CDC looked at how well these women did, they found good news and bad news. The good news is that pregnant women don't seem any more likely to die of COVID-19 than other groups. The bad news is that they do appear to be more likely to become extremely sick, and even become hospitalized, once they get infected.

Specifically, pregnant women were 5.4 times more likely to be hospitalized, 1.5 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU and 1.7 times more likely to be put on a ventilator. However, the CDC said that these results should be interpreted cautiously, because it's possible that some of these women were hospitalized due to issues related to their pregnancies and not necessarily COVID-19....

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/pregnant-women-covid-19-die-possibly-sick-studies/story?id=71450430&cid=clicksource_4380645_4_three_posts_card_hed

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Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

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