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Study suggests pregnant women could be more likely to get COVID-19

Posted at 6:33 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 17:15:40-05

Pregnant women could be a lot more likely to get COVID-19 than others.

That's according to a new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

It showed that infection rates among pregnant women were 70% higher than other adults.

That number is even higher among Black women.

The study's author says the reason might be that there are more women working essential jobs.

Researchers suggest that moms should being a higher-priority for vaccinations.