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Study: 10% of pregnant women test positive for COVID-19, with most asymptomatic

Key clinical point: COVID-19 in pregnancy is linked to preterm delivery, severe infection.

Major finding: Among pregnant women, 10% tested positive.

Study details: Living systematic review including 13,118 infected women who were either pregnant or in the postpartum or postabortion period, and 83,486 women who were of reproductive age but not pregnant.

Disclosures: The study was partially funded by the World Health Organization and supported by Katie’s Team, a dedicated patient and public involvement group in Women’s Health.


Allotey J et al. BMJ. 2020;370:m3320.