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A study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR-NIRRH), together with Medical Education and Drugs Department (MEDD) and BYL Nair Hospital noted that most COVID-positive pregnant women were asymptomatic.
However, despite the absence of symptoms, COVID-19 can cause health complications during pregnancies and delivery, revealed gynecologists.
Data from 1,140 pregnant women was analyzed and 321 tested positive for COVID-19. Only 37 (11.5%) exhibited symptoms when they were admitted to hospitals for delivery. The prevalence of the virus varied (0-40%) among the women across different hospitals. The findings estimated the presence of one symptomatic to every nine asymptomatic pregnant women. The results were published on September 23 in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology… (HT, September 25, 2020)