Monday, January 18, 2021

Cuba reports 104 pregnant women with Covid-19

Cuba has reported 104 pregnant women infected with Covid-19 since March 2020, the director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Dr. Francisco Duran, informed on Friday.

At a press conference, the expert explained that so far, 17 postpartum women tested positive with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and two suffered from the disease while undergoing an ectopic pregnancy, a state in which the fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus.

He also pointed out that the highest number of cases of pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus were from the provinces of Havana (53 women), Ciego de Avila (18) and Pinar del Rio (12).

He also confirmed that of all 104 Covid-19 positive pregnant women in Cuba, 20 percent were under 20 years of age, and 37 percent were diagnosed with between 14 and 27 weeks of pregnancy.

Regarding whether there is a higher risk of having the disease in those nine months, Dr. Duran explained that the danger of contagion is the same for everyone, but in the case of pregnant women, they do have a greater chance of developing serious forms of the disease.

So far, nine pregnant women in Cuba are active Covid-19 patients.

Cuba reported 344 new cases with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, after the study of 12, 092 PCR tests, totaling 13,823 cases since March 2020.
(Prensa Latina)

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