Most Pregnant Patients Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus W
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The majority of pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival to the delivery room were asymptomatic, according to a paper by Mount Sinai researchers published in PLOS One on December 10.

In this retrospective cross-sectional study the researchers found that more than one-third of almost 130 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus. The study reviewed patients' demographic data, clinical data and comorbidities.

The majority, or 72 percent, of the pregnant patients who tested positive were asymptomatic. These findings add to the evidence that there was early and rampant asymptomatic spread of the disease at a time when most community and hospital testing was limited to symptomatic individuals.

The researcher said universal screening in the labor and delivery unit ensured safety of patients and staff during an acute surge in COVID-19 infections through appropriate identification and isolation of pregnant women with positive test results.

Source:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0238409
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