Pregnant women, especially from ethnic minorities and those who have pre-existing conditions, are at higher risk of experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a global study. Photo: Shutterstock Pregnant women, especially from ethnic minorities and those who have pre-existing conditions, are at higher risk of experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a global study. Photo: Shutterstock
Pregnant women, especially from ethnic minorities and those who have pre-existing conditions, are at higher risk of experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a global study. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: Pregnant women have higher chance of severe symptoms; risk to babies is ‘very low’

  • A global study has shown that pregnant women are more likely to be admitted to intensive care for Covid-19 or need ventilation
  • Age, ethnicity, weight and pre-existing conditions are all added risk factors

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pregnant women, especially from ethnic minorities and those who have pre-existing conditions, are at higher risk of experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a global study. Photo: Shutterstock Pregnant women, especially from ethnic minorities and those who have pre-existing conditions, are at higher risk of experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a global study. Photo: Shutterstock
Pregnant women, especially from ethnic minorities and those who have pre-existing conditions, are at higher risk of experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a global study. Photo: Shutterstock
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