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COVID-19 Infection May Make Pregnant Women More Severely Ill, CDC Says

Pregnant women may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with women who are not expecting, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pregnant women who get infected are more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to an intensive care unit and put on a ventilator, the CDC said in its weekly report on Thursday.

The CDC previously has said on its website: "Although there are currently no data showing that COVID-19 affects pregnant people differently than others, we do know that pregnant people are at greater risk ...