HealthDay Reports: COVID-19 Rates May Be Lower Than Thought for Pregnant Women
While the number of asymptomatic women who tested positive rose 10-fold during the study, the number with symptoms declined by half, the researchers said.
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests the rate of COVID-19 among pregnant women without symptoms is much lower than previously reported.
Fewer than 3% of asymptomatic women admitted to three Yale New Haven Health hospitals for labor and delivery during April tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
That contrasts with a 13.5% rate reported in a study of asymptomatic pregnant women admitted to hospitals in New York City, an epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.