COVID-19 puts pregnant women at greater risk, says latest report
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at greater risk for hospitalization, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the Centers for Disease and Control on Friday.
The MMWR found that pregnant women are more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit and need mechanical ventilation compared to non-pregnant women.
From Jan. 22 to June 23, there have been 9,989 recorded Coronavirus cases among pregnant women aged 9 to 54, resulting in 26 total deaths within that group. There have been seven cases reported for pregnant women in the 9-14 age category.
Hispanic pregnant women make up an overwhelming proportion with 3,883 reported cases in that time frame. There have been 1,698 cases among Black pregant women.
There is still much that remains unknown as the data collection of COVID-19 continues.