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In Illinois, cities like Springfield and Peoria are also seeing more ICU admissions for pregnant COVID patients

16 Sep 2021 4:48 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

More States Seeing Uptick of Pregnant COVID Patients in ICUs

Nearly all are unvaccinated, sources say

A report from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in August revealed that there had been a sharp increase in the number of pregnant patients who were being hospitalized with COVID-19. Nearly a month later, physicians from other states have started to voice similar concerns about the growing number of unvaccinated pregnant patients who have been admitted to ICUs with severe infection. [ MedPage Today]

Mississippi state health officials announced on September 9 that eight pregnant women had died from COVID-19 in recent weeks; their babies were all delivered prematurely and survived, said state medical officer Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH, during a press conference. 

... In Illinois, cities like Springfield and Peoria are also seeing more ICU admissions for pregnant COVID patients.  Michael Leonardi, MD, an ob-gyn who specializes in high-risk pregnancies at OSF HealthCare in Peoria, told MedPage Today that, starting roughly 6 weeks ago, pregnant COVID patients have been admitted to OSF with growing frequency.

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