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Covid-19 pregnancy news reports

May 17, 2020

Primary newspaper sources

In roughly reverse order. Updated regularly. Click here for ripe-tomato.org’s Covid-19 in pregnancy navigation page. From 14 January “Vaccine in pregnancy news reports” included.

13 April 2021

641. Liz Essley Whyte, a journalist, received the Pfizer vaccine in April while pregnant (click here). Report 12 April. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

640. Actor Sophie Rundle, BBC dramas Peaky Blinders and Gentleman Jack, contracted Covid-19 in December 2020. She recovered and gave birth over the Easter weekend (click here). Report 12 April

639. Liz Clim contracted Covid-19 while pregnant, and gave birth by Caesarean at 28 weeks at Elena Doamna Maternity Hospital in Romania (click here). Following the birth she was transferred to the Emergency Clinical Hospital “Saint Spiridon” where she died. Her baby tested negative but also died. Report 9 April.

638. Three unnamed women with Covid-19 gave birth naturally in a new unit at Makarios hospital in Cyprus (click here). Previously the hospital had insisted that all affected women had to deliver by Caesarean, due to problems with the hospital’s ventilation system. Report 12 April

9 April 2021

637. Hundreds of pregnant women were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a special clinic at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburg, on 8 April (click here). Meg Graham and Breawna Taylor were named in the report. Report 9 April. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

636. Asha Vanshiv contracted Covid-19 and gave birth to twins by Caesarean on 5 April, at YCM Hospital in Pune, India (click here). She died the following day. The twins are doing fine. Report 9 April

635. Rhiannon Lane contracted Covid-19 and gave birth by Caesarean on March 21 at Texoma Medical Center in Texas (click here). Shortly afterwards her health deteriorated, she required ventilation and spent 18 days in ITU. She is recovering. report 9 April

7 April 2021

634. Charlene Jones contracted Covid-19 during her pregnancy and gave birth by Caesarean on 23rd December (click here). Two days post natally she required intubation and ventilation. She recovered. Report 7 April

633. An unnamed woman with severe Covid-19 gave birth at 29 weeks while intubated and ventillted at Attikon Hospital in Athens, Greece (click here). The date of the delivery is not reported. Report 7 April.

6 April 2021

632. Zeynep Aslı Kaplan received the CoronaVac vaccine (also known as Sinovac COVID-19) in the 29th and 33rd weeks of her pregnancy, and gave birth at 38 weeks (click here). Report 6 April. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

2 April 2021

631. Three unnamed women at Can Misses hospital in Ibiza have been vaccinated in pregnancy and one has given birth to a baby with antibodies (click here). Report 2nd April Vaccine in pregnancy news report

30 March 2021

631. Mbali Mbatha contracted Covid-19 and was delivered by caesarean at 30 weeks on 1 December at Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg (click here). She was treated with ventilation, ECMO and eventually a lung transplant. She and the baby recovered. Report 30 March.

630. Yumi Palmer contracted Covid-19 in March 2020, just before she gave birth (click here). Report 30 March 2021.

28 March 2021

629. An unnamed 21-year-old Jordanian women died of Covid-19, on 23 March, eight days after giving birth at Prince Hamzah hospital, Ru’a Nsour (click here). Report 28 March.

628. Ann-Marie Williams, from Cornwall, who requires parenteral feeding for a mystery illness, gave birth to twins in January 2021 and contracted Covid-19 soon afterwards (click here). She recovered. Report 27 March.

27 March 2021 (including update on reports 289 and 601)

627. Haley Saunders got the Moderna vaccine, with her second dose at 9 months gestation (click here). She gave birth Feb. 24 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Colorado. Report 23 March. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

626. Dr Maggie Burke, from Bethesda, Maryland, received the Pfizer vaccine at 27 and 30 weeks gestation, and gave birth on 13 March (click here). The baby was healthy and had antibodies. Report 25 March. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

21 March 2021

625. Asarwa Civil Hospital, Ahmedebad, India has cared for 200 births to Covid-19 positive women (click here). They included Radihika Parihar, Hiral Shah, Ritu Yadav, and Asha Patel, all of whom delivered healthy babies. Report 21 March

624.  Louise Tranham from Margate contracted Covid-19 in November at 26 weeks gestation (click here). Her baby died in utero at 27 weeks and 5 days. Report 21 March.

623. Kim Murray, wife of tennis player Andy, tested positive late in her fourth pregnancy (click here). She gave birth normally in early March, and the baby is healthy. Report 21 March.

18 March 2021 (including update on report 548)

622. Nisa Celik received the Astra Zeneca vaccine at 11 weeks gestation (click here). She had short term side effects. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 17 March. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

621. By October 31, 2020, about 1,835 Covid-positive pregnant women had given birth in the state of Kerala, India (click here). 245 of their babies had tested Covid positive. Report 18 March

620. Jennifer Pinedo contracted Covid-19 at 36 months [sic] gestation (click here). Note – presumably 36 weeks. She recovered and gave birth to a healthy daughter. Erin Arnst, from Fowlerville, got the vaccine at six months. Her pregnancy is ongoing. Report 18 March. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

17 March 2021

619. About 20% of women presenting in labour to Port Moresby General Hospital in Papua New Guinea have symptoms of Covid-19 (click here). Of them, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive. Report 16 March

16 March 2021

618. Michelle Melton, got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at 35 weeks gestation at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville (click here). Report 16 March Vaccine in pregnancy news report

617. Shuruq Jubran from Jisr az-Zarqa in Israel contracted Covid-19 and was treated at Hadera’s Hillel Yaffe Medical Center (click here). She died on 15 March, three weeks after giving birth. Her sister, Amna Kahwaji, had died 10 days earlier, a week after giving birth, also from Covid-19. Report 16 March.

616. Since the beginning of February, three unnamed pregnant women aged 22, 27, and 32 years have died from Covid-19 in Tirana, Albania (click here). Another three pregnant women, one of whom is critically ill and intubated, are currently hospitalized with the disease. Report 15 March.

615. Nayeli Rodulfo-Zayas, a doctor from San Antonio, treating Covid-19 patients had the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination in December, the 2nd dose in January, and gave birth to a healthy boy on 28 January (click here). Report 15 March. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

614. Carrie-Anne Osborne, from Hartlepool, UK, contracted Covid-19 at 33 weeks and gave birth on 29 December (click here). She spent four weeks in ITU but recovered. Report 16 March.

15 March 2021

613. Nair Hospital, Mumbai has cared for over 1,100 Covid-positive expectant mothers, of whom 764 have given birth and 45 babies have been infected (click here). The birth of Tanushri Bhanage is described in detail. Report 15 March

612. Alexia Khammanivong contracted Covid-19, at 30 weeks, required ventilation and ECMO, and gave birth by Caesarean (click here). Her baby died of complications of prematurity, but she recovered. Report 15 March.

14 March 2021

611. Arpana Dalvi, Prachi Kunal Salgia, and Ritika Khatri, all contracted Covid-19 while pregnant, and gave birth in 2020, in India (click here). Report 14 March

610. Three unnamed women with Covid-19 who required treatment with ECMO in Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikvah are recovering (click here). The article also states that there are 41 pregnant or recently pregnant women hospitalised with Covid-19 in Israel. Report 13 March

13 March 2021

609. Yvett Camacho from Fontana in California, contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks (click here). She was delivered by Caesarean and, from 21 to 31 January, was treated with ECMO at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Mother and baby recovered. Report 12 March.

11 March 2021

608. Mel Wilson, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, got vaccinated at 28 weeks (click here). She is due in March. Report 11 March. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

607. Maidi Martínez from Cuba contracted severe Covid-19 and gave birth by Caesarean at 35 weeks at Manuel Fajardo Military Hospital (click here). Mother and baby recovered. Report 10 March

7 March 2021

606. Rachael Mutch tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and gave birth at term at Ipswich Hospital on Feb 12 (click here). Report 6 March

6 March 2021

605. Mary Ann Brussels contracted Covid-19 at 34 weeks in April 2020 (click here). She gave birth by Caesarean at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and later required ventilation. Both mother and baby recovered. Report 5 March

604. An unnamed women with Covid-19 gave birth on 6 March by Caesarean section at the General Hospital of Corfu (click here). Mother and baby are in good health. Report 6 March

4 March 2021

603. Four unnamed women with mild or moderate Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland experienced a stillbirth in January and February 2021 (click here). Report 4 March.

602. Allison Goldfarb tested positive for Covid in late pregnancy and in January 2021 gave birth in a car on the way to hospital in New York (click here). Report 3 March.

601. Victoria Gallardo from Cypress, Texas, contracted Covid-19 about 11 days after giving birth (click here). She is now in a coma in an ITU in Texas. Report 4 March. Update 27 March (click here). She died on 16 March.

2 March 2021

600. An unnamed women with Covid-19, who had recently given birth, and was being cared for in the Covid care hospital at Lal Chowk, in Kalyan, near Mumbai, was allegedly sexually assaulted on 1st March (click here). Report 2 March

599. Witney Carson, a celebrity dancer, had Covid-19 when her son was born by 2nd stage Caesarean in January (click here). Report 1 March.

598. Ellie Wright from Walsall contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks and gave birth by Caesarean on 12 January (click here). She required three weeks ventilation and remains in hospital. The baby has gone home. Report 1 March.

28 Feb 2021

597. After mentioning the woman in report 588, this report states that 50 pregnant are currently hospitalised in Israel with Covid-19 (click here). Report 27 February

596. An unnamed woman who had contracted Covid-19 at 25 weeks, experienced a stillbirth at 36 weeks (click here). She was cared for at Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel. Report 27 February

27 Feb 2021

595. Joanna Jimenez contracted Covid-19 and gave birth on Feb. 13 (click here). She died a few days later. Report 27 February.

594. An unnamed pregnant woman from Bhopal, India, told CNN she had received the first injection Covaxin before being turned away for the second dose due to her pregnancy (click here). Report 26 February Vaccine in pregnancy news report

593. MaElena Barcenas from  Detroit contracted Covid-19 in March 2020 at 30 weeks and required delivery by Caesarean and 33 days ventilation.  Russell Powell, from Charleston, South Carolina, contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks and went into preterm labour at 33 weeks. (Click here for their stories.) The story of report 293 is included. Report 26 February

25 Feb 2021

592. An unnamed woman had severe Covid-19 at 32 weeks, and was delivered by Caesarean in January (click here). Following ECMO treatment she is now in a coma in Leicester Royal Infirmary, her chance of survival is slim, and a judge has ruled that that her doctors can lawfully stop providing life-support treatment. Report 21 February.

21 Feb 2021

591. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 gave birth in an ambulance on her way to hospital in the northern Malappuram district of Kerala (click here). Mother and baby are doing well. This is said to be the third report of Covid positive women giving birth in an ambulance in Kerala. Report 21 February

590. Olivia Buxton, from West London, tested positive for Covid-19 at 36 weeks gestation (click here). She gave birth normally on Jan 24 at 39 weeks. Her baby Jude was healthy.  Report 21 February.

589. Catherine Mezzacappa, a doctor, got vaccinated while pregnant (click here). She registered with the CDC V-safe phone app. Report 19 February. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

588. Osnat Ben-Shitrit from Jerusalem contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks gestation and died (click here). Her baby delivered by Caesarean died too. Report 21 February. She had not been vaccinated (click here). Update 23 February Vaccine in pregnancy news report

20 Feb 2021

587. Ashley Wadley, from Oregon, contracted mild Covid-19 at 31 weeks gestation (click here). She stayed home. Her baby was born via Caesaren 4 days later on Jan 15. He tested positive and died on 17 Jan. Report 19 February

17 Feb 2021

586. Dr. Jane Martin, got her COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant with her third child (click here). The baby was born healthy. Report 17 February. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

585. Olivia Hall had symptoms of Covid-19 early in the pandemic but was not tested. She gave birth by Caesarean in Southmead hospital, Bristol on 25 March (click here). Report 17 February

584. Three unnamed women with Covid-19 have given birth to stillborn babies in Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, Isreal, according to the head of infectious diseases there, Dr Tal Brosh (click here). Report 16 February

16 Feb 2021

583. Emma Bullen, from Tiverton, contracted Covid-19 at 39 weeks and gave birth by Caesarean at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (click here). Both recovered. Report 15 February

15 Feb 2021

582. Twelve pregnant women are reportedly critically ill with Covid-19 in Israel (click here). Details were given for two. One on a ventilator in Kaplan hospital in Rehovot, and another seriously ill at 13 weeks gestation in an unnamed hospital. Report 15 February.

581. Chaya Mehlman, Joelle Harari-Chadow, and another 250 pregnant women received Covid-19 vaccination at the Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry, in Lakewood, New Jersey, between 12 and 14 February (click here). Report 15 February. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

13 Feb 2021

580. Bridget Klingenberg, from Covenant, contracted COVID-19 at 27 weeks gestation (click here). She is currently in ICU at the University of Michigan and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 12 February.

579. Bat Sheva Baruch, from Jerusalem, Israel, contracted COVID-19 at 31 weeks gestation (click here). She required treatment in ICU and support with breathing, but the pregnancy continued and is ongoing. Report 12 February.

11 Feb 2021

578. Zarina Rose from Las Vegas contracted Covid-19 at 32 weeks gestation (click here). Labour was induced but she died shortly after birth. The baby survived. Report 11 February

9 Feb 2021

577. Two unnamed pregnant women are seriously ill with Covid-19 at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Israel (click here). One was delivered at 34 weeks and one at 37 weeks, both by Caesarean. Report 7 February.

576. Rose Jimmichen from Scunthorpe, UK, contracted severe Covid-19 in pregnancy (click here). She was delivered by Caesarean at 29 weeks. Report 2 February

575. Tori Howell from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, UK, contracted Covid-19 at 22 weeks (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 5 February.

574. An unnamed 30 year old resident of Lakewod, New Jersey, contracted Covid-19 while pregnant (click here). Report 8 February.

7 Feb 2021

573. Rachel McCartney, from Aldershot, who was pregnant with twins, had two inconclusive Covid-19 tests and was induced at 34 weeks at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey (click here). Report 7 February.

6 Feb 2021

572. Veronica Bernal from Arizona died of Covid-19 shortly after giving birth to twins (click here for 6 Feb google search on which she appears). No primary reports accessible in Europe due to data protection issues. Report 6 February. 10 Feb update. Click here for a report available in Europe.

571. Maggie Romano got vaccinated at 15 weeks gestation and Sarah Scherschel at 31 weeks (click here). Report 5 February. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

570. Paula Zion contracted severe Covid-19 at 17 weeks gestation, and required ventilation. She recovered and gave birth to a healthy boy on 4 February at the Royal Bolton Hospital (click here). Report 5 February.

569. Becky Regan, from Blyth, Northumberland died of Covid-19 on Feb 1st, shortly after giving birth by Caesarean at 31 weeks gestation (click here). Report 5 February

4 Feb 2021

568. Anthony Fauci says that about 10,000 pregnant women have received Covid-19 vaccinations in the USA and no “red flags” have been noted (click here). Report 1 February. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

3 Feb 2021

567. Christelle Berrington from Durban, South Africa, contracted Covid-19 at 35 weeks (click here). The baby delivered and she recovered. Report 25 January

1 Feb 2021

566. Maria Murillo, from Oklahoma City, contracted Covid-19 in July, at 25 weeks gestation (click here). The baby was delivered by Caesarean, and the mother required ventilation and a month in ITU. Both survived, although the baby remains in neonatal intensive care. Report 1 February.

565. Anischa Morris, from Cape Town, contracted Covid-19 at 34 weeks in early December (click here). Her baby was delivered by Caesarean section at Groote Schuur Hospital, and went home on Dec 23rd. But Anischa’s condition deteriorated, and she died on 14 January. Report 1 February

564. Kelsey Townsend, from Madison, Wisconsin, contracted Covid-19 in October (click here). She gave birth on Nov 4th and required prolonged ventilation and ECMO at UW Health, University Hospital Wisconsin. At one point she was considered for a lung transplant, but this was not necessary. She left ICU mid January, and went home on 27 January. Report 1 February

563. Samantha Spicer, from Rushden, Northamptonshire, contracted Covid-19 at 12 weeks gestation (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 1 February.

562. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, who is currently pregnant with her second baby, tested positive for COVID-19 early in her second pregnancy (click here). The baby is due in the summer. Report 1 February

30 Jan 2021

561. Kailtin Bolan a registered nurse at Fresenius, New York, got vaccinated against Covid-19 while pregnant (click here). Report 29 January. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

560. An unnamed pregnant woman is pictured receiving the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv on January 23, 2021 (click here). Report 30 January. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

559. Farheen Raza, a radio personality from Flower Mound, Texas, contracted COVID-19 in April 2020. but did not fully recover (click here). In September she conceived and has continued to have post Covid symptoms through the first four months of her pregnancy. Report 30 January.

28 Jan 2021

558. Eva Gicain, from Basildon, contracted Covid-19 at 34 weeks gestation in late October (click here). She required ventilation, and ECMO for three weeks, but recovered. Report 28 January

557. Natalie Keller from Oklahoma contracted Covid-19 and was delivered by Caesarean (click here). Report 26 January

556. Reality TV star Lauren Goodger contracted Covid-19 in October, early in her pregnancy (click here). The pregnancy is continuing and she is due to give birth in July. Report 26 January

555. Visibly pregnant 34-year-old Narkis received her coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, January 21, 2021 (click here). Report 27 January. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

554. Elsa Larkins contracted Covid-19 and required ventilation and preterm caesarean birth at Kingston Hospital, London on 5 Jan (click here). She remains in intensive care. Report 22 January. Update 1 February, mother & baby recovered (click here).

25 Jan 2021

553. Mandy Nguyen contracted Covid-19 at 32 weeks gestation and gave birth on 6 April 2020 by Caesarean section at the Royal London Hospital (click here). She required 3 weeks of ECMO support, but survived. Report 25 January

24 Jan 2021

552. Pregnant Houston city council member, Abbie Kamin received the Covid-19 vaccine recently (click here). The article also reports Stephanie Humbert, division manager of the health department’s nurse family partnership program as saying that about 17 pregnant women have also received the vaccine. Report 24 January. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

551. An unnamed 28-year-old woman from Dhamtari district gave birth to triplets in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on 18 october 2020 (click here). Report 30 October.

23 Jan 2021

550. Ashley Bennett from South Carolina, died of Covid-19 on Jan 8, a week after giving birth by Caesarean to her 10th child (click here). Report 22 January.

549. Courtney Sewell from Oldham contracted coronavirus at 35 weeks and gave birth at St Mary’s Manchester (click here). Mother and baby are well. Report 23 January

20 Jan 2021

548. Jackie Dennis from Michigan contracted Covid-19 in November, and birth was induced on November 27th (click here). She was placed on a ventilator at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital on Dec. 5th and later transferred to another hospital where she required ECMO for a month. On 16 January she received a lung transplant. Report 19 January. Update 18 March (click here). She has recovered and been discharged home without oxygen. Update report 17 March.

547. Sameera Khan contracted Covid-19 in early January and required ventilation, and delivery by Caesarean, at the Royal London Hospital (click here). At the time of the report, she remained seriously ill. The baby was stable. Report 20 January

546. Leslie Shaw, from California, contracted Covid-19 in December 2020, and was delivered by Caesarean (click here). She died two weeks after birth. The baby survived. Report 18 January.

19 Jan 2021

545. Fatima Mohammed, from Bahrain, was infected early in her pregnancy (click here). No further details. Report 19 January

544. 750 pregnant women with Covid-19 have been cared for at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Government Hospital for Women and Children, Egmore, Chennai, India (click here). Report 19 January.

543. Katharine McMurray, from Oro Valley in Tucson, Arizona, contracted Covid-19 at the end of June 2020 and was delivered by Caesarean at 31 weeks (click here). Mother and baby survived. Report 18 January.

542. An unnamed woman with Covid-19, from Pazardzhik in Bulgaria, gave birth by Caesarean on 18 Jan (click here). Report 19 January

541. There are currently ten pregnant women hospitalised with severe Covid-19 in Israel (click here). They include four in Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, and one transferred from Laniado hospital in Netanya to Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikvah and ventilated. The Laniado Hospital is also treating another woman with COVID-19 who was placed on a ventilator after delivery (for details of this latter case click here). On 17 Jan a baby delivered to a mother with COVID-19 died at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Report 19 January. Some of the women are named here. Report 19 January

17 Jan 2021

540. Heli Prizant contracted Covid-19 in the third trimester (click here). She gave birth by Caesarean at Sheba Medical Centre in Israel and her baby was isolated from her. Both recovered. Report 16 January

14 Jan 2021

539. Taylor Kern from Mt. Washington, Kentucky, contracted Covid-19 at nine months gestation (click here). She required delivery by Caesarean, ventilation and 9 days treatment with ECMO. She recovered. Report 14 January

538. Nosipho Nkantini, from Eerste River in Cape Town, South Africa, contracted Covid-19 in early December (click here). She required ventilation and her baby was delivered by Caesarean on 17 December at 25 weeks. Both survived. Report 14 January.

537. Sam Hicks, from Bristol, UK, contracted Covid-19 in November and gave birth on 11 January (click here). Report 14 January.

536. Ashleigh Shirajudin, from Rhos-on-Sea, Wales, contracted Covid-19 at the end of her pregnancy with triplets (click here). She gave birth by Caesarean and all three babies were fine. Report 14 January.

535. Three doctors, Elizabeth Espinal at 20 weeks, Jackie Parchem gestation not reported, and Elaina Preston at 11-weeks received the Covid-19 vaccine (type not specified) while pregnant (click here). Report 13 January. Vaccine in pregnancy news report

534. Dr Tsion Firew contracted Covid-19 early in her pregnancy and recovered (click here).  On 24 December, at 27 weeks gestation she received the first dose of either the BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. 2nd dose 13 January. Report 13 January Vaccine in pregnancy news report

12 Jan 2021

533. Up to 8 January, 104 pregnant women had contracted Covid-19 in Cuba but none died (click here). There were also 17 postpartum cases, and two associated with ectopic pregnancy. The first report from Cuba. Source the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Report 11 January.

532. Joy-Anna Duggar, a US TV personality, contracted Covid-19 at some stage in her pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby in August 2020 (click here). Report 11 January.

531. Of 192 births to Covid positive women at Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Hospital in Mumbai, India, no mothers have died and no babies tested positive (click here). This hospital has not previously reported cases. Report 12 Jan.

11 Jan 2021

530.  Veronica Guevara-Giron from Southland, Los Angeles, contracted Covid-19 at 34-weeks gestation (click here).  Despite ventilation, she died on 7 January. Her baby was delivered by Casearan at 35 weeks, and is OK. Report 10 January.

529. Steph Almond, from Manchester, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in labour (click here). She gave birth normally.  Report 10 June.

528. Revathi Pentapati was pregnant with twins when she contracted Covid-19 at about 36 weeks gestation (click here). She required ventilation and the twins were delivered by Caesarean at Milton Keynes Hospital in UK. Mother and babies are now recovering. She must be the previously unnamed woman in report 522. Report 11 January.

527. Aquarius Bunch contracted Covid-19 and was treated with ECMO at the University of Iowa hospitals in May 2020 (click here). This video clip (click here) shows her mobilising on ECMO. She recovered and was discharged on May 10th with the pregnancy ongoing. She gave birth to a healthy baby on 12 Aug. Report 14 August.

9 Jan 2021

526. María de Jesús Maroquín Hernández, from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, contracted Covid-19 at 36 weeks gestation and was treated Acapulco General Hospital (click here). She had a girl and both recovered. The same report also describes Grecia Denise Espinosa who tested positive for the coronavirus at the National Institute for Perinatology in Mexico City, and gave birth to twins by cesarean. Again mother and babies recovered. Report 22 December.

525. Jennifer Chacon tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on admission in labour early in January (click here). She gave birth at Dignity Health St. Bernadine Medical Center, San Bernadino, California. Mother and baby are doing well. Report 8 January

524. Tiere Scott White, from Omaha, contracted Covid-19 in late pregnancy in October (click here). She spent 30 days anaesthetised, and presumably ventilated. Her baby was delivered at 32 weeks. Both recovered. Report 8 January

523. Gemma Robinson from Hereford, UK, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in labour on 20 December (click here). Her and the baby were fine. Report 9 January.

522. An unnamed 36 year old woman with twins contracted severe Covid-19 and required ventilation and delivery by Ceasarean at Milton Keynes Hospital in early January (click here). The same report describes Daniyal Rizvi, who contracted Covid-19 and required critical care, but not ventilation at 13 weeks gestation. Her pregnancy is ongoing. Report 8 January

7 Jan 2021

521. Laura Eames, from Hull, East Yorkshire, was asymptomatic but tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 the day before her elective Caesarean (click here). Report 30 December.

520. Asley Gomez, from Van Nuys, Los Angeles, contracted Covid-19 and was delivered by Caesarean at Kaiser Woodland Hills hospital in December, but died soon afterwards (click here). Report 7 Jan

6 Jan 2021

319. Kaylee Gabak contracted Covid-19 on Christmas day and gave birth the next (click here). On 29 December she required ventilation and ECMO. Both are ongoing. Report 5 January.

318. Helen McEntee, Justice minister in the Republic of Ireland, who had announced her pregnancy on December 5th, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in early January (click here). Her pregnancy is ongoing. Report 6 January

317. Rachel Arfin contracted Covid-19 at 35 weeks and was was admitted to the ICU in University College London (click here). Her pregnancy is ongoing. Two other unnamed pregnant women are in the ICU in the same hospital. Report 6 January

5 Jan 2021

316. Safna, wife of Zulfikar Ali, from Thrissur, Kerala, India, contracted Covid-19 at term and gave birth by caesarean (click here). She recovered and the baby was not infected. Report 5 January.

315. Mackenzie Eagle Road, from McAlester, Oklahoma, USA, contracted Covid-19 at term (click here). She gave birth normally and recovered. The baby tested negative. Report 5 January.

314. JoEllen Engelbart, a lawyer from Missouri, USA, contracted Covid-19 and gave birth 3 months prematurely on 29th Dec (click here). She died four days later. The baby survived. Report 4 Janurary.

4 Jan 2021

313. Silatik Qavvik, from Sanikiluaq, Canada, contracted Covid-19 while pregnant and gave birth by Caesarean in November (click here). She died about a month later of complications of the disease. Her baby “is fine”. Report 3 January.

312. Beth Olliver from Barrow-in-Furness, UK, contracted Covid-19 at 16 weeks gestation and gave birth by Caesarean at 24 weeks due to obstetric complications, preterm rupture of membranes (click here). She and her premature baby survived. Report 4 January.

3 Jan 2020

311. Jennifer McWilliams, who had recently tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 gave birth at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, on 1 January (click here). Report 2 Jan.

310. Iqra, wife of Ali Muhammad, who had Covid-19, gave birth by Caesarean in Hyderabad, India, on 2 January (click here). Report 3 Jan.

309. Emi Maganja from Croatia, contracted severe Covid-19 and gave birth on 14 December (click here). The baby survived but she died on 31st December. Report 1 Jan.

1 Jan 2020

308. An unnamed pregnant nurse in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recovered from Covid and her pregnancy was continuing (click here). Report 31 December.

307. Sukanya Gawda, from Mumbai, India, was asymptomatic, but tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at term, and gave birth to a healthy boy in Nair hospital on May 12 (click here). Report 1 January.

306. An unnamed pregnant women with Covid-19 is being cared for in intensive care at London’s Whittington Hospital (click here). Report 31 December.

305. Keira Sanded, from Newhaven, East Sussex, UK, contracted Covid-19 at 21 weeks gestation (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 31 December.

304. Susie Espinoza, from Memphis, USA, contracted Covid-19 at 27 weeks gestation in May 2020, and gave birth by Caesarean while on a ventilator (click here or here). She and the baby recovered. Report 31 December.

303. Hilda Cruz Perez from Ohio, USA, contracted Covid-19 at and gave birth to a healthy boy by Caesarean (click here). After the birth her condition deteriorated, and she is currently ventilated and being treated with ECMO at Promedica Toledo hospital. Report 28 December.

31 December

302. Mariam Muhammad (a pseudonym), from Garowe, Puntland, Somalia contracted Covid-19 at eight-months gestation at the beginning of November 2020 (click here). She recovered and gave birth at term. The report describes ten other SARS-CoV-2 positive pregnant or postnatal women, and 20 suspected cases. Report 30 December.

301. Mehpara Navqi, from Bradford, UK, contracted Covid-19 at the start of October, at 7 months gestation (click here). She required nine days ventilation, and her baby was delivered prematurely by Caesarean. Both survived. Report 31 December.

28 December

300. Cindy Zepeda from California, contracted Covid-19 while pregnant and died in July (click here). The baby also died. Report 28 December.

299. Grace Victory, a UK social media personality, contracted Covid-19, as a result of which her baby had to be delivered early (click here). Her condition deteriorated and at the time of writing she had been placed in an induced coma. Report 28 December.

27 December

298. Sasha Jackson, from Birmingham, Alabama, contracted Covid-19 in July and gave birth prematurely (click here). Both mother and baby survived. Report 25 December.

297. Monique Jones, from Missouri USA, contracted Covid-19 at 5 months gestation (click here). She required prolonged ventilation, and her baby was born prematurely, but both survived. Report 27 December.

24 December

296. This newspaper report (in French) includes mention of 15 ectopic pregnancies & 34 maternal deaths in women with Covid-19, which have not previously been reported (click here). The maternal deaths are from the Indian “PregCovid Registry”. Denominator not stated, but rate reported as 1.1%. Report 21 December

23 December

295. Sara Roby, from Louisville, Kentucky, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during labour (click here). She was asymptomatic and gave birth normally. Her baby tested positive. Although reportedly also asymptomatic, the baby was retained in hospital. Report 23 December.

294. Alexandra Abrill, from Canada, contracted Covid-19 in December, near term (click here). She gave birth soon after, and the baby tested negative. Report 19 December

293. Vanessa Gonzalez, from Whittier in California, contracted Covid-19 in November, and gave birth shortly after (click here). The baby survived, but her condition deterioriated and she died on December 14. Report 23 December.

292. Cecilia Duran, a midwife in New York, contracted Covid-19 in March at 10 weeks gestation (click here). She recovered and had a healthy baby. Report 23 December.

291. Tori Wiley, a nurse from Georgia, USA, contracted Covid-19 early in pregnancy, recovered, and gave birth normally at term to a healthy boy (click here). Report 23 December.

22 December

291. Vasilisa Frolova, Ukrainian TV and radio host, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 late in her pregnancy (click here). Report 22 December.

14 December

290. Nicole Keane, from Lexington Kentucky, tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 when her husband had symptoms and tested positive (click here). She was due in December, but on October 26, her baby was delivered by emergency Caesarean. The baby suffered brain damage. Her husband died of Covid-19 a short time after the birth. Report 14 December.

289. Princess Sophia of Sweden is pregnant and due in late March/early April (click here). It had previously been reported that she tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on 24 November (click here). This would suggest she was about 20 weeks gestation when she tested positive. Report 14 December. Update 5 Jan. This report (click here) confirms that the had SARS-CoV-2 during the pregnancy and has recovered. Update 27 March (click here). She gave birth to a healthy baby on 26 March.

288. Kate Glaser from Buffalo, New York, and Erica Evert, from northern Virginia both contracted Covid-19 in late pregnancy (click here). Glaser’s route of delivery was not reported. Evert had a Caesarean. Both babies tested negative. Report 14 December

13 December

287. Dalia Gabriela Sosa Atondo, an obstetrician in Culiacán, Mexico contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks gestation (click here). The baby survived, but she died on 21 August. Report 22 August.

10 December

286. Tawauna Averette from Ohio contracted Covid-19, and was delivered by Caesarean, but died on 14 November (click here). The baby was healthy. Report 10 December.

9 December

285. A woman named only as D, age 22, contracted Covid-19 and gave birth normally at FL Tobing Sibolga Hospital in North Sumatra on 11 November (click here). Report 15 November.

284. Eva Ahmed, age 28, from Wednesbury, in the West Midlands, UK, contracted Covid-19 and gave birth by Caesarean, on November 16 at 28 weeks (click here). After the birth she required ventilation but recovered. Report 2 December.

283. Svetlana Sorochinskaya, age 36, from St Petersburg, Russia, contracted Covid-19 and required ventilation (click here). She gave birth at 34 weeks and died shortly afterwards. Report 1st December.

282. Jasmine Logan from Detroit was pregnant with twins when she contracted Covid-19 (click here). Labour was induced, but her condition deteriorated, and she required treatment with ECMO at Detroit Medical Center. She recovered, but at the time of writing is still in hospital. Report 8 December.

281. None of the 62 pregnant women from Pune, India, who came into contact between April 6 to 8th with an ultrasonographer who had later tested positive, had shown symptoms by April 16th (click here). Report 16 April.

280. According to this newspaper report 1,089 pregnant women in Illinois have had COVID-19, and five have died (click here). The Illinois Department of Public Health is cited as the source. The five presumably include S276, S277 & S278 below. Report 2 July

279. An unnamed woman from Chicago contracted Covid-19 at 25 weeks (click here). She was cared for at St. Anthony Hospital in Little Village. She was later diagnosed with pre-eclampsia when she delivered in June but mother and baby are reported to be doing well. Report 2 July.

278. Unique Clay, from Chicago, died of Covid-19 on May 7th, five days after giving birth (click here). Report 9th May.

277. A 31-year-old woman, believed to be Lolita Davis, died of Covid-19 on May 15th, at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago (click here). Report 3rd July.

276. Eli Solano died of Covid-19 on April 23rd, at Loyola University Medical Center, in Chicago, days after giving birth (click here). Her baby is doing well. Report 25th April.

5 December

275. Erika Becerra contracted Covid19 at 8 months gestation. She gave birth to her son Diego Antonio Becerra normally after induced labour on November 15, in Detroit. Her condition deteriorated and she died on 4 December (click here). Report 4 December.

274. An unnamed obstetrician died from Covid-19 in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, in April 2020 (click here). He had reportedly been infected in his private clinic. Report 15 April.

4 December

273. Celma Castro from Brazil contracted Covid 19 at 7 months gestation (click here or here). She was delivered by Caesarean on May 22nd, but died on June 7th. Her daughter survived. Report 3rd December.

272. Vitebsk Oblast Maternity Hospital in Belarus is currently treating 45 women with the coronavirus infection of whom 25 have already given birth (click here). All babies are healthy. There are reported to be 600 pregnant women with coronavirus in the country. Report 4th December.

272. Dönüş Kılınç, from Istanbul, Turkey, contracted Covid-19 near to term (click here). She died in childbirth after allegedly being turned away by three hospitals because of her Covid status. The baby survived. Report 3rd December.

1 December

271. Carolina [surname not given], from San Juan del Río gave birth to twins by Caesarean at 33 weeks at Regional General Hospital number 2, in Querétaro, Mexico (click here). The date of the birth was not stated. Report 27 November.

270. Greer Gehler from Anchorage, Alaska, contracted Covid-19 at 20 weeks gestation (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 27 November.

269. Of 133 maternal deaths in Mumbai between April and October, 29 were directly caused by Covid-19, and a further 24 women who died from other causes had tested positive (click here). At BYL Nair Hospital 8/740 Covid positive women died. Sion Hospital had 14 maternal deaths out of 400 covid positive women. Report 28 November

268. Ashley Duque from Clairemont, San Diego contracted Covid-19 at 17 weeks gestation in March (click here). She required ventilation but recovered and gave birth on August 25th. Report 27 November Previously reported NR 71

267. Jessenia Hernandez from Loxahatchee, Florida contracted severe Covid-19 in October (click here). She was delivered by Caesarean at Palms West Hospital and then transferred to JFK Medical Center for ventilation. She recovered. Report 30 November.

266. Celine Ng-Chan from Singapore contracted Covid-19 in March and gave birth on 7 November (click here). Report 29 November

26 November

265. Sara Gutierrez from Texas contracted Covid-19 at 20 weeks gestation (click here). Report 25 November.

264. Kelly Macfarlane from Nashville, Tennessee, is 33 weeks gestation, the pregnancy is complicated by vasa previa, and she has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (click here). A Caesarean birth is planned for next week. Report 26 November.

24 November update

263. Two unnamed Sanömas women, had Covid-19 and their babies died (click here). It is not clear if the mothers were infected in pregnancy or how old the babies were. The women were part of the Yanomami ethnic group, from the village of Auaris, in the Brazilian state of Roraima. Report 24 November.

262. Donna Molina contracted Covid-19 in March at 30 weeks. She required 11 days ventilation, and delivery by Caesarean section at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey (click here). The article also reports Kate Glaser, from upstate New York who contracted Covid-19 at term and delivered normally. Report 21 November.

261. Emily Brown from Tennessee, USA, contracted Covid-19 at 31 weeks in September. She required 20 days ventilation at Erlanger Hospital in McMinn county, during which she was delivered by Caesarean section on September 24 (click here). Report 24 November.

260. In Begaluru, Karnakata, India, 7/300 babies born to women with Covid-19 in Vani Vilas hospital, tested positive. In Gosha hospital, the rate was 15/168, at the Motherhood hospital, 2/35, at Fortis La Femme 1/45, and at Apollo hospital 0/6 (click here). Report 23 November.

19 November update

259. An unnamed woman from Dallas died from Covid-19 on 18 November, shortly after gving birth (click here). Report 18 November

18 November update

258. Gabby Manoz contracted Covid-19 in August and required both ventilation and ECMO at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California, USA (click here). She was delivered at 32 weeks on September 11. Both mother and baby survived. Report 17 November.

17 November update

257. A woman identified only as Ewelina contracted Covid-19 and required both ventilation and ECMO (click here). The baby named Amelka was delivered via caesarean section at 27 weeks early in November at the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. The mother is now off the ECMO, and no longer ventilated. The baby is recovering. Report 17 November.

256. Perpetual Uke, a rheumatology consultant at Birmingham City Hospital, in the UK, who was pregnant with twins, contracted Covid-19 in March (click here). She required ventilation, and on  April 10 at 26 weeks, delivery by Caesarean. Both her and the twins survived. Report 17 November.

15 November update

255. An unnamed woman (husband Abdul Aziz Bhat) who had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 gave birth outside the Community Health Center Hajin, the designated Covid-19 Hospital in Bandipora, Jammu & Kashmir, India (click here). Report 15 November.

14 November update

254. Gillian McIntosh contracted severe Covid-19 and gave birth by Caesarean in Abbotsford Hospital, British Columbia, Canada in early November at 38 weeks (click here). She remains on a ventilator. Her baby boy is fine. Report 13 November. Update 31 December. She recovered (click here).

253. Amelia Cortez from Idaho, USA, contracted Covid-19 in May at about 36 weeks gestation. She gave birth soon after but her condition deteriorated and she required ventilation. She survived but six months later still requires respiratory support via an oxygen tank (click here). Report 14 November.

13 November update

252. Madeleine Surges from Duluth, Minnesota, contracted COVID-19 at 38 weeks gestation (click here). The birth is awaited. Report 12 November.

11 November update

251. According to this report about one hundred pregnant women have been infected with the coronavirus in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, in Finland, since the pandemic began (click here). Report 10 November.

250. Lissy Yaya contracted Covid-19 at about 28 weeks and gave birth at about the same gestation to baby Jorgito in mid June, during the peak of the pandemic in Peru. Jorgito also tested positive but eventually recovered (click here). Report 11 November.

249. The stories of Blanca Rodriguez R215 below, and Monica Ramirez R242 below, are told in more detail (click here). According to the report another 46 unnamed pregnant women with Covid-19 have also been cared for at Loma Linda University Medical Center, of whom a quarter needed respiratory support. Report 10 November.

7 November update

248. Jessi Jenson age 24 contracted Covid-19 and on Oct. 28 gave birth by caesarean at term (click here). The baby was healthy but a few days later the mother became seriously ill and required ventilation and later transfer to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, for ECMO treatment where at the time of writing she remains. Report 6 November.

247. An unnamed 34 year old woman with Covid-19 died on 6 November in Magadan infectious diseases hospital №2 in Magadan, Russia (click here). The baby, born prematurely by caesarean, survived. Report 7 November

3 November update

246. Sharlene Gillies from Birmingham, UK, contracted Covid-19 at 12 weeks (click here). She recovered and on Sept 24th, at 37 weeks, was delivered by Caesarean hysterectomy. The hysterectomy had been planned to treat co-existing cervical cancer. Report 2 November

245. This BBC news report states that between April and June 2020 there were 40 intrapartum stillbirths in England compared with 24 in the same period in 2019 (click here). Report 2 November.

27 October update

244. An unnamed woman tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and gave birth at San Jorge de Huesca University Hospital in Aragon, Spain (click here). The baby also tested positive. Report 26 October.

243. Sadie Robinson, an American TV actress (Duck Dynasty) contracted Covid-19 early in pregnancy and recovered (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 26 October.

25 October update

242. Monica Ramirez contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks (click here). She delivered by Caesarean and was on a ventilator for 3 weeks. She and her baby survived. She had been admitted to Corona Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino County, California in July, and later transfereed to Loma Linda University Medical Center. 48 pregnant women with Covid-19 have been cared for at the latter hospital. Report 24 October.

18 October update

241. Chava Leah bas Esther is seriously ill with Covid-19 in Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv (click here). Two weeks following Caesarean birth she remains on a ventilator & ECMO. The baby survived. Report 12 October.

240. Nuha Abu Siam died of COVID-19 on October 8, one month after she gave birth by Caesarean at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba (click here). She had been treated with ECMO. The baby was unaffected. Report 12 October.

239. This Reuters report suggests that 80% of pregnant women in Bolivia are testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 (click here). Although I’m unaware of any different figures, this seems unlikely. Report 12 October.

238. Emily Donovan contracted Covid-19 and gave birth at 37 weeks at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield California, in July (click here). Mother and baby were fine. Report 15 October.

237. Heather Stocks gave birth in August at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, UK, after a false positive SARS-CoV-2 test (click here). Report 15 October.

236. Nahid Khan, and about 700 other women with Covid-19, have given birth at Nair hospital in Mumbai, india (click here). She and her baby survived. But eight other women and their babies died. Report 16 October.

235. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 at 23 weeks gestation appealed to the Bombay High Court to be allowed a pregnancy termination (click here). Report 14 October.

6 October update

234. Asfia Samreen contracted severe Covid-19 at 24 weeks gestation and required prolonged ventilation in Abu Dhabi (click here). She recovered and later gave birth to a healthy baby. Report 6 October.

5 October update

233. Pooja Charaniya contracted severe Covid-19 at 23 weeks gestation (click here). She spent 13 days on a ventilator at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Texas, USA and recovered. On July 22nd at 36 weeks she gave birth to Zayd who is healthy and Covid free. Report 30 September.

232. An unnamed mother infected with SARS-CoV-2 gave birth in the Skane region, in the south of Sweden to a baby who was also infected with SARS-CoV-2 (click here). Report 19 August.

29 September update

231. Thirty four pregnant women with Covid-19 have given birth in Mohali Civil Hospital, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, India (click here). Report 17 September.

230. Three hundred & seventeen women with SARS-CoV-2 have given birth at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP), the biggest Covid-19 hospital in Delhi, India (click here). 143 were by Caesarean. Only 3 or 4 newborns were infected. Report 28 September.

27 September update

229. Santosh University Hospital, Ghaziabad, India has treated about 50 women with Covid-19 in pregnancy (click here). Some details are given about three infected women with pseudonyms who were delivered by Caesarean at term, and one who had birth induced at 28 weeks gestation. Report 21 September.

26 September update

228. An unnamed pregnant doctor from Indore, India, is reported to have developed Covid-19 twice duiring her pregnancy (click here). She first tested positive on June 19 and recovered. She tested positive again on September 19. She has mild disease, is being treated at home and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 21 September.

227. Dr Pratiksha Waldekar (age 32), a pathologist from Amravati, died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Nagpur, India,on September 20th (click here). She was 7 months pregnant. Her baby had died five days earlier. Report 22 September

226. Mrs Celine Ng-Chan contracted Covid-19 at 10 weeks gestation (click here). The pregnancy continued and she is due to give birth next month in Singapore. Report 26 September

14 September update

225. Sarah Curtis from Distington, Cumbria, UK, contracted Covid-19 shortly before giving birth to twins at 30 weeks (click here and here). Both babies were infected but survived. The pregnancy had been complicated by twin-to-twin tranfusion syndrome, and treated with laser ablation of the placental vessels.  Report 14 September.

13 September update

224. An unnamed woman tested positive and gave birth at 36 weeks in Taipei, Taiwan (click here). The baby tested negative. Report 12 September.

223. An unnamed woman with conflicting SARS-CoV-2 test results gave birth in a private hospital in Mohali, a suburb of Chandigarh, India (click here). Report 13 September.

9 September update

222. Ke’Lin Dillard, age 29, from Baton Rouge Louisiana, contracted Covid-19 and was delivered by Caesarean section in late July (click here). The baby tested negative and survived, but the mother remained on a ventilator and died on August 17. Report 7 Sept

221. An unnamed 23-year-old pregnant woman, with Covid-19 and other complications gave birth by Caesarean section at Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai, India, on August 11th (click here). Her age and clinical details differ from the woman in report 210. Report 8 Sept.

220. Maike Zwalf, from Queensland Australia, a transgender man, who also had cystic fibrosis, contracted Covid-19 at term and gave birth normally (click here). Report 8 Sept.

219. Patricia Alvarez from Baytown, near Houston, Texas, contracted Covid-19 in pregnancy, self-isolated at home and gave birth normally at term (click here). Report 9 Sept.

1 September update

218. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 gave birth at Victoria Hospital in Bangaluru, Karnataka, India on 26 August (click here). The baby died. Report 27 August.

217. An unnamed 39-year-old woman with Covid-19, from Lucban town in Quezon province in the Philippines, gave birth at the government run Quezon Medical Center (QMC) in Lucena city on 25 August (click here). The birth was normal. According to Dr. Belen Garana, head OB-GYN at QMC there has been a rise in pregnant women testing positive over the prevuious two weeks. Most were asymptomatic. Report 28 August.

216. Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, is opening an isolation facility with 200 beds for suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19 (click here). So far 100 women have been suspected and one tested positive.. Report 25 August.

215. Blanca Rodriguez contracted Covid-19 at 28 weeks gestation (click here). She required prolonged ventilation, and her baby was delivered by C-section at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. Both survived. Report 28 August.

214. In Los Angeles County 1,200 pregnant women have tested positive for the virus and two have died. Of 193 babies tested, eight were positive (click here). Report 26 August.

213. In the Indian state of Meghalaya, 877 babies and 61 pregnant women died over the four month COVID-19 pandemic (click here). Only 10 people in the state had died due to COVID-19 directly. According to Director of Health Services, Dr Aman War the maternal and perinatal mortality rate is a sharp rise above normal, largely due to women avoiding normal care and dying of other causes. Report 29 August.

212. Camila Graciano, from Anapolis, in the central Brazilian state of Goias, contracted Covid-19 at 32 weeks gestation (click here). Birth was induced, but she died. The baby survived. Report 26 August.

21 August update

211. An unnamed woman died from Covid-19 on 20th August, seven days after giving birth in Olongapo City in the Philippines (click here). Report 21 August.

20 August update

210. An unnamed woman with surgically corrected mitral valve disease and Covid-19 gave birth at the Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, India on August 13 (click here). Report 20 August.

209. A one-day-old baby born on August 16, at Assam Medical College & Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh, India, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (click here). His mother was also positive, but it is not clear whether her test was during or after the pregnancy. Report 20 August.

19 August update

208. Belma Soljanin, age 37, died from Covid-19, 3 days after giving birth at Podhrastovi hospital in Sarajevo. She was head of the institute for mother and child. The baby tested negative and has no symptoms (click here). Report 10 August.  HT Dr Branka Firulovic

18 August update

207. About 28 women have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at some point in the pregnancy among those cared for at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin (click here). Report 17 August.

206. Out of 170 Covid-19 births at Parklands Hospital Dallas, five babies tested positive (click here).  Among them, 28-year-old Yuri Matamoros was seriously ill. She recovered and gave birth to a son Jesus, who tested negative. Note the minor inconsistency with report 200. Report 17 August.

17 August update

205. An unnamed 37-year-old woman, with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 gave birth by Caesarean at 47 weeks gestation to a healthy boy at the “Attikon” General Hospital in Athens on 16 August. The baby weighed 2,630g, was in excellent health and was isolated (click here). Report 16 August.

16 August update

204. Eighty eight pregnant women with Covid-19 have delivered in the Indian State of Odisha, of whom 32 gave birth in a dedicated Covid hospital in Ganjam, and 15 in the city of Blasore (click here). All mothers recovered. One baby was infected. Report 15 August.

15 August update

203. Zully, from Stamford Connecticut, contracted severe Covid-19 in April at 8 months gestation. She required ventilation, but both her and the baby survived (click here). Report 11 August.

202. María Alvarez age 24 had SARS-CoV-2 while pregnant but was asymptomatic. She gave birth on July 29th at Peru’s National Perinatal and Maternal Institute, in Lima (click here). Mother & baby were fine. According to the report over 2,000 pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 gave birth in that hospital between April and the start of August. 120 newborns were reported to have tested positive. Report 12 August.

14 August update

201.  Only one unnamed pregnant woman was diagnosed with Covid-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina between March 20 and May 5th. She gave birth at Sardá Maternity Hospital. Mother & baby were discharged on April 29 (click here). Over the same period there were 2,200 deliveries in the the 33 public hospitals in Buenos Aires. Report 5th May.

13 August update

200. Wendy Figueroa contracted Covid-19 at 34 weeks and gave birth vaginally at Parkland Hospital in Texas (click here). Her baby Alexa was isolated and tested positive. The case was reported in Study 186 here. This newspaper report also notes that six babies have tested positive at Parkland Hospital out of 128 mothers with SARS-CoV-2 at some point during their pregnancy. Report 13 August.

12 August update (Thank you to Dr Christoph Brezinke & Dr Branka Firulovic for alerting me to reports 195-199 from Serbia and Romania)

199. An unnamed 31-year-old woman with Covid-19 died at 22 weeks gestation in Baia Mare hospital on 30 July (click here). The same day a 39-year-old with Covid-19 died at 28 weeks gestation during ambulance transfer between Arad and Timisioara. Report 30 July.

198. On August 8th an unnamed 33-year-old woman with Covid-19 died at 25 weeks gestation in Alba Iulia hopsital, Romania (click here). Report 8 August.

197. This report (click here) describes the two patients below (R195 & R196), and mentions a further pregnant woman from Vranje who was admitted to the Nis Clinical Center on July 3rd with symptoms of the corona virus, but testing negative, who has been on artificial ventilation since July 18. Report 29 July.

196. On 28 July 2020 an unnamed 34-year-old woman with severe Covid-19 pneumonia died after cesarean at 26 weeks gestation in Nis hospital, Serbia (click here). The baby is in neonatal intensive care. Report 28 July.

195. On 21 July 2020 an unnamed 27-year-old woman died from Covid-19 (click here). Her baby had been stillborn the previous day. Both were cared for at Nis hospital, Serbia. Report 21 July.

11 August update

194. Belma Soljanin contracted Covid-19 at 35 weeks (click here). She was delivered by Caesarean on 6 August at the Clinical Centre University Sarajevo Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic. The baby tested negative and survived, but she died on August 9th in Podhrastovi ward in Sarajevo. Report 9 August.

193. Brittany Lance, from Rockford Illinois, contracted Covid-19 at 28 weeks. She required ventilation and spent 40 days in ICU (click here). Her baby was born prematurely by Caesarean. Report 5 August.

192. Sonam Sreekant contracted mild Covid-19 during her pregnancy (click here). She was nursed at home and recovered. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 11 August.

191. Nadu Morgan contracted Covid-19 at between 12 and 16 weeks gestation (click here). She was initially treated at Nkhoma Hospital and later transferred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. She recovered. The pregnancy is ongoing.  Report 4 August.

190. Haley Peterson contracted Covid-19 at 19 weeks gestation (click here). Her symptoms were mild and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 5 August.

189. Ebony Brown-Olaseinde contracted Covid-19 at 27 week gestation with twins. She required ventilation and delivery by Caesarean at 28 weeks at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New .Jersey (click here). Mother & babies survived. Report 6 August.

188. Brittany Hartwell, from Brevard county, Florida, contracted Covid-19 while pregnant. Her baby was born by Caesarean at AdventHealth at 27 weeks (click here). Both recovered, but the baby had a grade 4 intra-ventricular bleed. Report 7 August.

187. An unnamed woman died after childbirth at the Manati Hospital in Puerto Rico on 18 July (click here). Report 22 July.

186. A newborn baby in Basildon tested positive two days after birth on May 11 (click here). The mother, Presley Dowdall, had pre-eclampsia and obstetric cholestasis, but tested negative. Both recovered. Report 30 July.

185. An unnamed 24-year-old woman with COVID-19, gave birth to a healthy daughter at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India, on August 10th (click here). Report August 10th.

184. Molly Grantham, from North Carolina, contracted Covid-19 postnatally. She developed pneumonia but recovered. Her baby remain uninfected (click here). Report 7 August.

31 July update

183. 19-year-old Janete Vasconcelos da Silva, contracted Covid-19 at 8 months gestation and was cared for at a hospital in Santarem, Para State, Brazil on July 17, 2020 (click here). Report 21 July.

182. There have been 2,842 infections among pregnant and post partum women in Mexico, and 83 deaths (click here). Report 13 July.

181. Three mothers tested positive at the Pumwani maternity hospital in Nairobi, Kenya (click here). No babies were affected. Report 14 July.

180. Amandine tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and gave birth to Mahaut by Caesarean at CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium April 25, 2020 (click here). Both mother and baby were doing well. Report 26 April.

30 July update

179. Essence Townsend from Scottsdale, Arizona contracted Covid-19 at about 32 weeks (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 27 July.

178. Three pregnant women with Covid-19 have been turned away by hospitals in Kolkota, West Bengal (click here). The outcomes appear to have been good. Report 28 July.

177. Kia Anderson, from Memphis, Tennessee, contracted Covid-19 at 23 weeks (click here). She self-isolated at home and recovered. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 27 July

176. 54 pregnant women have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas (click here). No newborns have tested positive. Report 28 July.

175. An unnamed woman gave birth at term at the end of May in Sassoon hospital, Pune, India (click here). She had no symptoms but had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. The baby had fever, lethargy and signs of severe Covid-19, tested positive and recovered. Report 28 July.

174. Accidental duplicate of Report 72. Veronica Markley contracted Covid 19 at 27 weeks gestation (click here). She was cared for at Presbyterian St. Lukes hospital in Denver, Colorado, and required ventilation for some days. She recovered and gave birth at term. She tested positive again on the day of the birth. The baby was fine. Report 29 July.

27 July update

173. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 gave birth on 22 July at Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital in Agartala, in Tripura, NE India (click here). Both “mother and child are safe”. Report 23 July.

172. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 gave birth at Diphu Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) in Karbi Anglong district in Assam, India (click here). Both mother & child are in a ‘stable’ condition. Earlier Runjun Mahanta and Kankana Barman, who both had Covid-19, gave birth to healthy babies in Kokrajhar, Assam. Report 27 July.

25 July update

171. Kaillee Dyke contracted Covid-19 at 27 weeks gestatiowith twins, and required ventilation in the intensive care unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia (click here). At the time of the report she remained on the ventilator, the pregnancy was ongoing and the babies were undelivered. Report 19 July.

170. Marzanne Lennox contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks gestation and required 2 weeks ventilation at Life Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa (click here). She survived. The baby was stillborn and delivered by Caesarean. Report 16 July.

20 July update

169. One hundred women with Covid-19 have given birth at Vani Vilas Hospital in Bengaluru, India (click here). The hospital has treated up to 350 pregnant women with Covid-19. Report 17 July.

168. A woman with Covid-19 gave birth by Caesarean at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Patna on 19 July (click here). The baby has not yet been tested. Report 20 July.

167. Ten women with Covid-19 gave birth in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Assam, India (click here). Report 19 July.

18 July update

166. Sarah Green from San Antonio in Texas is pregnant and contracted COVID-19 (click here). She is self isolating at home and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 18 July.

165. Rocio Casalduc from New Hampshire contracted Covid-19 during her pregnancy and was anaeshetised. presumably ventilated, and her baby delivered (click here). Both survived. Report 18 July

15 July update

164. Diana Angola, 36, contracted Covid-19 at 26 weeks. She required ventilation and Caesarean section, at the Versaille clinic in Cali, Colombia (click here). She recovered. Her son Jefferson tested negative and remains in hospital. Report 29 June.

163. Sarah Scully, age 35, from Birmingham UK contracted Covid-19 at a late stage of her prengancy (click here). She was delivered by Caesarean section at Birmingham Women’s Hospital on 12 April. After a month of intensive care she died on May 12. The baby survived. Report 20 June.

162. Aurora Chacon Esparza, age 35, from Minnesota, contracted Covid-19 at 30 weeks gestation. She required ventilation and was delivered by Caesarean at North Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn Minneapolis. The baby survived, but she remains critically ill on a ventilator (click here). Report 11 July. Update 11 August. She died on 18 July (click here).

161. Larissa Blanco was pregnant with twins. She had flu like symptoms and tested positive for SARS- CoV-2 on June 12. The Covid-19 was reported to have been mild. The twins were born at a private hospital in Botucatu, Sao Paulo on June 27, but she died soon after from bleeding (click here). The twins survived. Report 2 July.

160. Dora Nginza Hospital in port Elizbeth S Africa has treated 19 pregnant patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 (click here). The hospital treated its first case in pregnancy on 30 March (click here). Reports 9 April & 24 June.

14 July update

159. Esbeidy Reyes contracted Covid-19 at about 28 weeks, and was admitted to the ICU at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She was treated with immune plasma from someone who had recovered from the virus (click here). She recovered. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 28 June.

158. The Institute of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (IOG) & Government Hospital for Women and Children, Egmore, in Chennai, has treated 294 women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. None have died.  Kasturba Gandhi Hospital (KGH) for Women and Children, Triplicane has cared for 229 positive women of whom 187 have been discharged, but no further details are available (click here). The Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital has 30 COVID-19 positive pregnant women. At least 10% of babies are reported to have tested positive. No details were available for Chennai’s largest maternity hospital, Government RSRM Lying-in Hospital, Royapuram. Report 20 June.

157. Morgan Brink, from Johannesburg South Africa, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at 22 weeks gestation. She recovered and her son was born by Caesarean at 35 weeks on 11 July. He is recovering (click here). Report 14 July.

13 July update

156. Rocio Martinez contracted Covid-19 at 20 weeks (click here). She recovered, and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report July 8.

155. An unnamed woman from Hesperia, California died from Covid-19 on 26 June (click here). The baby survived and tested negative. According to the report she was the 2nd pregnant woman to die from the disease in California. At the time of the report 72 pregnant women in San Bernardino County had contracted COVID-19. Report 10 July.

154. Maggie Sillero was 28 weeks pregnant with triplets when she tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (click here). She remained asymptomatic and was delivered by Caesarean at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston at 32 weeks. The babies all did well. Report 9 July.

153. The wife of professional tennis player Viktor Troicki is pregnant and has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (click here). Report 23 June.

26 June update

152. An unnamed 40-year-old woman, with SARS-CoV-2, gave birth to a baby girl at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria (click here). Both mother and the baby “are doing fine.” Report 27 April.

24 June update

151. An unnamed 24-year-old woman with Covid-19 and an ectopic pregnancy died in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India, on 19 June (click here). Report 20 June.

150. Five pregnant girls have contracted Covid-19 at a state-run children’s shelter in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur districy (click here). They are being treated at Kanpur Medical College. No further details. Report 22 June.

149. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 was delivered by Caesarean section at 31 weeks in the Semmelweis Hospital in Budapest (click here). The baby tested negative. Report 23 June.

23 June update

R 20 update. Karen Mannering (report 20 here) gave birth to a healthy baby on 16 June (click here). Report 22 June.

148. A unnamed asymptomatic woman with SARS-Cov2 gave birth to triplets in Mexico on May 8th. (click here). The babies tested positive on the day of birth but are reportedly “not in danger”.  Report 23 June.

147. An unnamed 20-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus on June 14 gave birth on June 15 in a COVID care centre in Amravati in Maharashtra. Both mother and baby recovered. Another unnamed woman with COVID-19, from Rohankheda village in Morshi tehsil, gave birth to a boy on June 19 (click here). Both also recovered. Report 22 June.

146. Kate Foxall, 36, from Charminster contracted Covid-19 at 38 weeks, and gave birth to Ostara at St Mary’s Maternity Unit in Poole on May 15 (click here). Ostara’s coronovirus status was not reported but she was fine. Report 22 June.

145. An unnamed  29-year-old woman from Sombrerete in Mexico gave birth to triplets prematurely by Caesarean section on May 6th at Zacatecas Women’s Hospital (click here). She tested positive postnatally. The babies all tested negative. Two died from prematurity. Report 14 May

18 June update

144. Monica V. Garcia from Elizabeth, New Jersey contracted Covid-19 during pregnancy (click here). She recovered without special treatment. The baby is due August 3. Report 22 May.

143. Three pregnant women with Covid-19 in the Cayman Islands recovered with no special treatment (click here). No further details. Report 15 June.

15 June update

142. The Nair hospital in Mumbai successfully completed 302 deliveries of Covid-19 positive women. Doctors said none of the babies born in last two months had tested positive at the time of birth (click here). Report 15 June.

141. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 from Old Dhaka gave birth to a baby boy at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh (click here). Both recovered. Report 17 May.

140. An unnamed woman in late pregnancy tested positive in Meghalaya, Bangladesh (click here). No further details given. Report 10 June.

14 June update

139. Liberian nurse Sedia Marwolo, aged 38, was 32 weeks gestation when she contracted Covid-19 (click here). She recovered and later had a healthy baby. Report 23 May.

Update (click here) of report 17 from Baton Rouge (click here). The mother, who had required ventilation but laboured spontanously at 21+6 days, and whose baby had died soon after birth, is named as Kenna Allen. She recovered. Report 10 June.

138. An unnamed women contracted Covid-19 at 28 weeks gestation, and required delivery at 29 weeks at Dubai’s King’s College Hospital London (click here). The baby was not infected and both recovered. Two other women with less severe disease in the same hospital also recovered and their babies were not infected. Report 11 June.

137. Danielle Wood, age 32, contracted Covid-19  at 32 weeks gestation (click here). She self-isolated at home. Her baby born at 38 weeks was not infected. Report 12 June.

8 June update

136. A woman, identified only as Ilse, developed Covid-19 at 31 weeks gestation (click here). She required ventilation at Rodolfo de Mucha Macías hospital in Mexico City. At 34 weeks she was delivered by Caesarean. The baby tested negative and both recovered. The hospital has cared for four other women with Covid-19. Three recovered and their pregnancies are ongoing. No details were given of the fourth. Report 3rd june.

135. Rusia Goes, aged 42, from Rio de Janeiro developed Covid-19 at 8 months gestion (click here). She required ventilation and delivery by caesarean. The baby tested negative and was isolated from her. She eventually recovered. Report 26 May.

7 June update

134. An unnamed 20 year old woman died after giving birth at 7 months gestation to a stillborn baby in Vellore Medical College and Hospital (click here). The birth was by Caesarean section and the cause of death was reported as complications of pregnancy-induced hypertension. She had tested positive for Sars-Cov2. Report 6 June.

133. 79 pregnant women have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir (click here). Mainly from the Anantnag district. No further details. Report 6 June.

132. Neelam Kumari, age 30, from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, died in the eighth month of her pregnancy of Covid-19 (click here). Report 7 June.

131. Abi Atkin, aged 34, from Sheffield contracted mild Covid-19 at 34 weeks (click here). She recovered without treatment and gave birth normally at term. Report 6 June.

5 June update

130. An unnamed 22-year-old woman from Padarayanapura, Bengaluru, India, contracted Covid-19 at 8 months gestation (click here). No further details. Report 5th June.

2 June update

129. Michelle Hunter contracted Covid-19 at term (click here). Her son, Hank, was delivered by Caesarean section at an unnamed Vernon, British Columbia hospital. He tested negative. Report 30 May.

1 June update

128. Wafa Boudissa, age 28, died of the coronavirus at 8 months gestation (click here). She was a doctor working in the Intensive Care unit of Ras El Oued hospital in eastern Algeria. Report May 18.

127. A unnamed 28-year-old woman, who was six months pregnant, died in Kalsekar hospital, Mumbra, India after three private hospitals refused to admit her because of suspected Covid-19 (click here). Her death certificate says she died of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with suspected Covid. HT @DeepakNModi. Report 29 May.

31 May update 

126. Vegan lifestyle vlogger Rachel Ama contracted Covid-19 at 11 weeks gestation (click here). She recovered and the pregnancy is continuing. Report 30 May.

30 May update

125. Hilda Garson, age 28, from Manitoba, tested positive for SARS-Cov2 in March (click here). She self isolated, is now 21 weeks, and the pregnancy is ongoing. Three other pregnant women in Manitoba are reported to have tested positive. Report 28 May.

124. Rashmi Kapoor tested positive at term and delivered in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in New Delhi (click here). Report 27 May.

123. Amanda Joyce, from Boston, Massachusetts, contracted Covid-19 on March 19th at about 21 weeks gestation (click here). She self-isolated at home and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report May 29.

28 May update Reports 121 and 122 added.

122. A belated addition. An anonymous woman with Covid-19 in Wuhan (click here) gives birth to an infected baby. Report 5 Feb.

121. Candice Bowie contracted Covid-19 in April in prison in Louisiana at 8 months gestation. On May 4th she was released and went to an unnamed hospital where she was scheduled to deliver by Caesarean (click here). Report 18 May.

26 May update Reports 115-120 added.

120. Diamond, a pseudonym, developed mild Covid 19 at term and delivered at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital (click here). Mother and baby survived. Report 21 May.

119. Tasnim Shaheen developed severe Covid-19 at about 28 weeks gestation. She required ventilation and Caesarean at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York (click here). Mother and baby are still in hospital but recovering. Report 11 May.

118. An unnamed 20-year-old coronavirus positive woman from Medchal has given birth to twins by Caesarean section at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad (click here). The mother was asymptomatic. The twins are awaiting testing. Report 26 May.

117. Lisseth Hernandez developed Covid-19 at 29 weeks gestation with twins. She required ventilation and was delivered at 30 weeks by Caesarean (click here). She recovered. The babies were isolated and did well. Report 19 May.

116. There are 2,561 pregnant women in Russia with coronavirus infection. 2,035 tested positive for SARS-Cov2. Presumably the rest are clinical diagnoses (click here).  There are 816 pregnant women with the coronavirus infection in Moscow alone. Report 25 May.

115. Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for US Vice President Mike Pence, is pregnant and has tested positive for SARS.Cov2 (click here). She has recovered and is back at work. The pregnancy is continuing. Report 26 May.

21 May update Reports 111-114 added.

114. Claire Trusson, age 37, developed Covid-19 at 34 weeks (click here). It was an IVF pregnancy. She gave birth at St Helier Hospital in Carshalton. Both recovered. Report 29 April.

113. Shaquilla James, of Summerton, South Carolina developed Covid-19 at 38 weeks gestation (click here). She gave birth the same day at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, but later was put on a ventilator. Mother & baby both recovered. Report 20 May.

112. Alicia Kappers, age 40, was 31 weeks when she developed Covid-19 on March 24 (click here). She was cared for at the TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she required prolonged ventilation and a tracheostomy. She went into pre-term labour at 32 weeks and was delivered by Caesarean. The baby tested negative. Both are recovering at home. Report 17 May

111. There have been 115 babies born to Covid-19 infected mothers at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital – also called Sion Hospital – in Mumbai (click here). Three babies were infected, but recovered. Two mothers died, one of whom was aged 28 and died after giving birth.  Report 21 May. (HT Francis Githae Murithi)

18 May update – report 109 added.

110. An unnamed woman with Covid-10 gave birth in the North Ossetia city of Beslan (click here). Both mother and baby are now home. The head of the unnamed hospital’s maternity unit, Hassan Tagaiev, said that 17 of 35 women who were about to give birth there had tested positive for Covid-19.  Report 18 May.

109. Kimberly Phillips, age 44, who had Covid 19, gave birth on May 2nd, at 40 weeks gestation, at the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend (click here & here). Her baby, Coolio Carl Justin Morgan, died age 3 days. The primary cause of death was hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, secondary cause maternal Covid-19. Kimberley is reported to have needed intensive care but has now been discharged. Reports 13, 14 May

17 May update reports 107 & 108 added

108. An unnamed 29-year-old from Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal gave birth on May 6, and died of COVID-19 on May 16, in Kathmandu (click here). Report 17 May

107. An unnamed 27-year-old, from Dharavi slum in Maharashtra, tested positive for coronavirus in Belagavi city on 14 May (click here). She was 7 months gestation. Dharavi is in Mumbai . Belagavi is 500 km to the south. Report 15 May

16 May update – reports 105 & 106 added

106. Ten pregnant women with Covid-19 have been were treated at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv (click here). Four have given birth, one of whom was in critical condition and was transferred to ICU. Report 15 May.

105. An unnamed woman with SARS-COV-2 gave birth at 39 weeks gestation in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi  (click here). The baby was not infected. Report 15 May.

13 May update – reports 103 and 104 added.

104. Mili América Antelo, age 40, was pregnant with twins at when she developed severe Covid-19 at 28 weeks gestation (click here). She required Caesarean section and spent 11 days in intensive care (7 on a ventilator) at Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona. The twins both tested negative. Mili has now been discharged. Report 11 May.

103. The Los Angles Times reports that roughly 134 pregnant women have tested positive, in LA county (click here). Over 82% of them were symptomatic. There have been 29 live births, and one stillbirth. Twenty-four infants were tested at birth, including one set of twins, and none tested positive. The virus has not been detected in amniotic fluid, breast milk or other “maternal samples”. Report 11 May.

10 May update – cases 97-102 added

102. Six women with COVID-19 have given birth in a government hospital in Peru. Five babies were healthy and have been discharged. The sixth woman remains in a serious condition in the intensive care unit. Her baby was born prematurely and remains hospitalized. None of the babies tested positive for COVID-19 (click here). Report 9 May.

101. Jessa Yager, from Grand island, Nebraska, developed Covid-19 while pregnant  (click here). She is recovering and the pregnancy is ongoing at 36 weeks. Report 7 May.

100. Rachel Bailey from Shelby County, Alabama, was 5-months pregnant when she developed Covid-19 (click here). She is now 30 weeks and recovering. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 6 May

99. Patient 765, a 20-year-old woman from Padrayanpura, in the late stage of pregnancy, tested positive on 8 May at Vani Villas Women and Children Hospital in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (click here). No further details. Report 9 May.

98. Florette Johnson from Florida, had Covid-19 around term. She had a vaginal birth but later required ventilation (click here). The baby was isolated. Both mother and baby are recovering. Report 9 May.

97. Monique Cook from Atlanta, Georgia, developed Covid-19 at 8 months gestation with twins. She was delivered by Caesarean section at Piedmont Henry hospital on 22 March, and transferred to Piedmont Atlanta hospital for ECMO treatment (click here). She was extubated after 5 days and is now recovering at home.  The twins have also been discharged. Report 8 May

9 May update

96. Gabriela Maia, the wife of Max Johnson, the half brother of British prime minister Boris Johnson, is pregnant, and has Covid-19 (click here). She is recovering. Report 28 March.

95. A baby born at 30 weeks gestation on April 3, in Natal, Brazil, tested positive for SARS- Cov2, and died age 4 days. The mother had respiratory symptoms but her test result was not yet available (click here). The authorities cannot confirm if the infection caused the death. Report 10 April.

8 May update – Cases 86-94 added.

94. Terra Eubanks, a pregnant nurse at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Louisiana, got Covid-19. She recovered (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 7 May.

93. Johana Rocio Mendoza Chancay, age 40, from Union City, New Jersey, was 26 weeks gestation when she developed Covid-19. She was transferred from Hoboken University Medical Center to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where she gave birth by Caesarean section on March 30th (click here). Her daughter Zion weighed 1lb 13oz. The mother was ventilated and in a coma until April 13. Both recovered. Report 22 April.

92. An unnamed pregnant woman (referred to as P652) had an inconclusive Covid-19 test result at Dr Lal Path Labs in Delhi on 2nd May. The result was interpreted at positive and the woman was nursed on a Covid-19 ward. On May 6, a test at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute’s Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory was declared negative. A third test at the National Institute of Virology’s Bengaluru Field Unit was also negative (click here). Report 8 May.

91. An unnamed pregnant woman is among five Lincolnshire police staff who have tested positive for coronavirus (click here). Report 5 May.

90. Katherine Dawson, aged 36, developed Covid-19 at 32 weeks gestation. She was delivered by Caesarean section at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on 1 April. Her condition deteriorated and she required artificial ventilation (click here). The baby, Ruby, was reported to be infected at birth. Mother and baby recovered, and were discharged on 6 May. Report 6 May.

89. An unnamed  28-year-old women, recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from Symbiosis Hospital in her 37th week of pregnancy (click here). Report 24 April.

88. An unnamed five-month pregnant woman tested positive for coronavirus at the Pune Municipal Corporation’s Sonawane hospital (click here). She was transferred to Bharati Hospital. Report 14 April.

86. & 87. An unnamed 25-year-old pregnant woman with Covid-19 gave birth by Caesarean section on April 20 at the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India, to a healthy boy. Another unnamed woman with Covid-19 delivered by Caesarean section the same day in Aurangabad district civil hospital (click here). Neither baby was infected. Report April 20.

7 May update – cases 80 to 85 added.

85. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 gave birth in Nagaur in Rajustan, India, on April 23 to a baby who also tested positive (click here). Eight other pregnant women from the Ramganj area also tested positive. Report 24 April.

84. An unnamed pregnant woman who had recovered from Covid19 gave birth at her home in Kalnad, Kerala, India after being refused hospital admission (click here). She was later treated at Kannur Medical College Hospital in Pariyaram, before transfer to the General Hospital in Kasaragod for observation. The outcome was not reported. Report 4 May

82 & 83. An unnamed 35-year-old woman from Shangus in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district had Covid-19 at the time of her birth at the SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina, Jammu & Kashmir, India (click here). No further details are given. The same report notes that two other pregnant women “have died and nearly 10 have got infected with coronavirus in past two weeks” at the same hospital. It is not clear whether the two women who died had Covid 19. Elsewhere in the same report another woman, Firdousa Javaid is reported to have tested positive in a different maternity hospital, Lalla Ded. Report 6 May.

81. Melissa Brewer from Mountain Green, Utah, whose baby is due in May 2020, had minimal symptoms but tested positive for SARS-CoV2 (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 5 May.

80. Molly Baldwin, age 28, from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, developed Covid-19 at 33 weeks gestation (click here). She is self-quarantining at home. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 5 May

5 May update – cases 78 & 79 added

79. An unnamed baby developed Covid-19 at age three months and was treated at Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh between April 12 and 26th (click here). His mother was SARS-COV-2 negative and continued to breast feed him. The baby recovered and the mother remained negative. Report 5 May.

78. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 gave birth at Aurangabad Civil Hospital in Maharashtra, India (click here). The baby was not infected. Report 5 May.

4 May update – cases 74 to 77 added.

77. Sarita [a pseudonym] from Los Angeles was asymptomatic, but tested positive for SARS-COV-2 during her pregnancy (click here). Her baby, born mid April, was isolated from her and tested negative. At four days of age the baby suffered some sort of respiratory arrest, but recovered. Report 1st May

76. Silvia Leroy, age 35, developed Covid-19 and was transferred from Brookdale, her local hospital, to Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan (click here). She was on a ventilator for a week, but appeared to be recovering, when she had a cardiac arrest. Her baby, Esther, was delivered by Caesarean section. Sylvia is alive but reported to have brain damage. Report 29 April.

75. Kim Stidworthy, age 25, from New Mexico was 20 weeks gestation when she developed Covid-19 (click here). She spent four days in hospital. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 1st May.

74. Tamekia Melong, age 37, from Baldwin, Long Island, New York is pregnant and developed Covid-19 in March (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 3rd May

30 April update – Cases 71 to 73 added. Also up to 10 pregnant women had tested positive for corona virus in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin (click here) by 1 April. Report 1 April.

73. Alysha Ramos, age 29, pregnant with Covid-19, is in prison in Valparaiso, Indiana (click here & here). Reports 5 & 23 April.

72. Veronica Markley, age 37, from Colorado had Covid-19 at 30 weeks gestation (click here). She was intubated and put on a ventilator at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, but is recovering. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 27 April. See report 174. Update 4 March 2021. Both her and the baby recovered (click here).

71. Ashley Duque, age 33, from San Diego developed Covid-19 at 17 weeks gestation (click here). She required 4 days ventilation but is recovering. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 10 April.

29 April update – Cases 63 to 70 added.  Case 9 – Carrie Symonds, the partner of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 29th, updated. Case 61, an accidental duplicate, deleted. Maternal and baby deaths highlighted in bold.

70. Jennifer Laubach from Clarkston, Michigan, gave birth to twins at 32 weeks at Troy Beaumont Hospital. The babies were isolated because she had symptoms and her partner had Covid-19. She later tested positive (click here). She and the twins recovered. Report 29 April.

69. Abigail Jacobs, age 29, from Kahnawake near Montreal, Canada, developed Covid-19 symptoms in mid March at 24 weeks gestation (click here). Her first test was negative, but a repeat on March 29 was positive. She self-isolated and has recovered. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 18 April.

68. An unnamed woman from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is three and a half months pregnant tested positive for COVID-19 (click here). Report 14 April.

67. Kim Anderson, age 36 from Idaho Falls developed Covid-19 on March 22nd at about 8 months gestation. She required oxygen therepy in hospital but not ventilation. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 15 April.

66. A unnamed woman who is four months pregnant is the first pregnant COVID-19 patient admitted to Victoria Hospital in Karnataka, India (click here). Report 31 March.

65. An unnamed pregnant woman age 35 from the Kharpora Kokernag area of Anantnag in Indian administered South Kashmir was admitted to the Maternity and Child Care Hospital in Anantnag (click here). She gave birth to stillborn twins and died soon after. Her test results later confirmed that she was Covid-19 positive. It is reported that Syed Yasir, the commissioner of the region, believes the cause of death was negligence rather than Covid-129. An enquiry is ongoing. Report 27 April.

64. Amanda Joyce, age 33, who works at Newton Wellesley Hospital on the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts, developed Covid-19 while pregnant (click here). She self-isolated at home, and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report  17 April.

63. Andrea Circle Bear, age 30, from Eagle Butte, South Dakota was pregnant and an inmate in a US Federal prison when she developed Covid-19 (click here). She was transferred to Carswell, a federal prison medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and thence to a local hospital where she was delivered by Caesarean section on 2 April. She died on 28 April. The baby’s status was not reported. Report 29 April.

28 April update – cases 58 to 62 added

62. Morgan Brink, age 30, from Roodeport in South Africa, tested positive for coronavirus on 25 March (click here). She had a cough and is self-isolating at home. Report 9 April.

61. Marie Youri, age 19, who had Covid-19, gave birth on 11 April in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon (click here). She is on oxygen therapy, & baby Foraya, birth weight 2.1kg, is in isolation. Report 12 April. Accidental duplicate

59 & 60. The deaths of two unidentified women in Mexico (click here). (Report cited in Study 66 here). Report 9th April.

58. Viviane Albuquerque, age 33 from Pernambuco, Brazil, died from Covid-19 at 32 weeks gestation (click here). The baby, delivered by Caesarean, survived. (Report cited in Study 66 (here) which also cites two other newspaper reports of maternal deaths in Brazil, but the links provided miss the reports.) Report 6th April.

26 April update – cases 55 to 57 added

57. Danielle Martin, age 32, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, developed Covid-19 while pregnant with twins at nine weeks (click here). She required artificial ventilation but recovered, and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 23 April. Update 9 October (click here), she gave birth to healthy twins early in October.

56. Molly Burdick, from Portland in Oregon had Covid-19. 18 days later she was treated for a ruptured (tubal) ectopic pregnancy (click here). She recovered. Report 21 April

55. Sally Nuza, from Ascot, Berkshire developed Covid-19 at 8 months gestation (click here). She recovered, the pregnancy is ongoing, and her unborn baby son is ‘perfectly healthy’. Report 24 April.

24 April update – Cases 53 & 54 added.

54. Wogene Debele from Maryland died of Covid-19 three weeks after giving birth (click here).  Report 23 April

53. Fozia Hanif age 29 developed Covid-19 and gave birth by Caesarean section on 2nd April. She died in Birmingham Heartlands Hospital on April 8th (click here). Report 23rd April

21 April update – Cases 50 to 52 added.

52. Jasmine Jones age 26 from Indianapolis, Indiana, and pregnant with twins, tested positive on March 22nd, at 33 weeks (click here). She was symptomatic, self-isolated at home and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 20 April.

51.  Silvana Vergara from New York caught the virus at 22 weeks gestation (click here). She was “reassured”, so presumably has recovered and the pregnancy is ongoing, although this is not specifically stated. Report 18 April.

50. Sarah Manning tested positive for SARS-COV-2 a few days before giving birth in Jersey’s midwifery unit (click here). Presumably a normal vaginal birth. Mother and baby are pictured, unmasked, bottle feeding and not separated. Report 20 April.

19 April update Cases 47 to 49 added.

49. An unnamed woman developed symptoms of Covid-19 soon after giving birth in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York. Whether she, her partner, or the baby, tested positive has not been disclosed. Report 31 March.

48. Jennifer Kruman, age 33, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, tested positive 12 hours after giving birth to baby Isaac Hai Kruman, on March 31, at Mount Sinai West Hospital, Manhattan (click here). Isaac tested negative and both went home after 24 hours. Report 17 April.

47. Octobeya Scott, age 30, developed COVID-19 pneumonia at 33 weeks gestation (click here). She was delivered by Caesarean section under general anaesthesia, on March 22 at Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, and ventilated for a further five hours. The baby, Alicia Anderson, was separated for five days. Both have now returned home. Report 18 April.

18 April update Cases 42 to 46 added.

46. Salina Shaw, age 37, from Southend in Essex, who had tested positive for Covid-19, gave birth on 4 April and died on 12 April (click here). Report 17 April.

45. Kilee Coye, age 25, from Canastota, New York State, has tested positive for the virus, and has some symptoms. She is 35 weeks pregnant (click here). Her partner also has Covid-19 and is on a ventilator. Report 15 April.

44. Lidia Puerta, age 26, from Spain tested positive at eight months gestation (click here, para 10). She was in quarantine in a hospital in Singapore, and the pregnancy ongoing at the time of the report. Report 22 March.

43. Yanira Soriano, age 36, developed Covid-19 at 34 weeks gestation. She required ventilation and the baby was delivered by caesarean at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York. The baby tested negative. Mother and baby have been discharged. Report 16 April.

42. Megan Sites age 27 from Celina, Ohio, contracted Covid-19 at 29 weeks gestation (click here). She required ventilation, and later ECMO, and the baby was delivered by Caesarean section at 29 weeks. The baby, tested negative twice, is currently on NICU. The mother has improved slightly. Now off ECMO, but still ventilated.  Report 16 April.

16 April update Case 40 & 41 added.

41. Actress Patti Murin, age 39, probably has Covid-19, but has not been tested, and is self-isolating at home in California (click here). She is pregnant and due in July, so about 27 weeks gestation. Report 9 April.

40. Mary Agyeiwaa Boateng, née Agyapong, age 28, died on 12 April, in Luton & Dunstable Hospital UK from Covid-19 (click here). Her baby was reported to be “doing very well”. Report 15 April.

14 April update Cases 35-39 added

39. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 is delivered by Caesarean section at 32 weeks gestation at a public hospital in Nairobi (click here). The obstetrician used a pseudonym because she was not authorised to speak to the media.  No further details were given. Report 13 April.

38. Angela Primachenko age 27 from Vancouver was diagnosed with Covid-19 at 33 weeks and became seriously ill. She gave birth at 34 weeks after induced labour, while being ventilated at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (click here). Her daughter was isolated in intensive care and has tested negative. Mrs. Primachneko has been discharged home. Report 13 April.

35-37. This report in The New York Times (click here) describes Precious Anderson, pregnant & critically ill with Covid-19, and two other unnamed women. The piece also mentions 29 pregnant or delivering women with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 in the Brooklyn Hospital Center. No mother or baby had died, and there had been no confirmed cases among newborns. The Brooklyn Hospital Centre is separate from the Presbyterian Allen Hospital & Columbia Irving Medical Center, so presumably these cases have not been reported in an academic paper yet. Report 12 April.

13 April update Cases 32-34 added. HT @danieladrandic.

34. An unnamed woman, delivered by Caesarean section at the MedLife Grivita private maternity hospital in Bucharest on March 13th, developed pneumonia after birth (click here). A test taken on March 20th was positive and she was transferred to Matei Bals Hospital, the Covid-19 treatment center in Bucharest. At the time of transfer mother and baby were reported to be in good condition (click here). Report 24 March.

33. These ten asymptomatic babies, in a maternity unit in the Romanian city of Timisoara, were apparently not infected in pregnancy or by their mothers (click here). “The mothers tested negative, but the babies tested positive so we have to consider their contacts with medical staff.” Report 7 April.

32. An unnamed mother died in the University Clinic of Gynaecology & Obstetrics in Skopje, North Macedonia. Her baby had died before birth. Neither death was directly due to Covid-19, but according to the report the mother, who had been transferred from Ohrid General Hospital, had her treatment delayed while Covid-19 test results (eventually negative) were awaited. This delay may have contributed to her death (click here). An investigation is ongoing. Report 6 April.

12 April update

31. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 was delivered by Caesarean section in the King Abdullah University Hospital in Irbid, northern Jordan (click here). The baby was isolated from the mother and has reportedly tested negative. Mother and baby doing well. Report 29 March.

30. Sophie Biddle, age 37, was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 7th, but has recovered (click here). Her 20 week scan on March 23 was reportedly normal and the pregnancy is ongoing. Report 30 March.

10 April update cases 26 – 29 added.

29. An unnamed woman in Ritsona refugee camp 40 miles north of Athens tested positive for Covid-19 a day or two after giving birth (click here). Reort 2 April.

28. 19-year old Marie Youri with Covid-19 gave birth prematurely in Yaounde, Cameroon (click here and here). She is said to be doing well with oxygen treatment. The baby Foraya weighed 2,100 grams and has not displayed any coronavirus symptoms. Report 8 April.

27. An unnamed 22-year-old woman with Covid-19 from Kyengera, Wakiso District, Uganda gave birth by Caesarean Section at Entebbe Grade B Hospital on April 5th (click here). Mother and baby were said to be in good health. Report 6 April.

26. An unnamed pregnant woman from Nallasopara died at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on April 4 (click here). Her baby was reported to have died in-utero before admission. She had been referred from a local hospital in Nallasopara after her condition deteriorated. It is reported that doctors suspect she died of Covid-19. A committee is investigating. Report 7 April.

A separate report (click here) of a 30 year old, nine month pregnant woman dying of Covid-19 in Mumbai may refer to the same woman. Report 6 April.

9 April update case 25 added.

25. Mallory Pease gave birth at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan to daughter Alivia on March 23 at term. She was symptomatic and tested positive for Covid-19. Alivia was not infected. Route of delivery not reported. Mother and baby both now discharged. Report 8 April.

8 April update cases 19 – 24 added.

24. Raquel Iacurto, age 32, a teacher from New York, was admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center with respiratory symptoms at 25 weeks gestation on March 11 and tested positive (click here).  She was discharged after three days. The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 28 March.

23. Simone Shoffman, a beauty blogger from Bothwell, near Glasgow in Scotland is pregnant and has tested positive. She is undelivered at home (click here). Report 6 April.

21. & 22. Two unnamed pregnant women with COVID-19 gave birth in Rebagliati Hospital in Lima, Peru, the first on March 22, the second on March 31st, both by Caesarean (click here). Both mothers were reported to be in good health, and neither baby was infected. Report April 8th.

20. Karen Mannering, from Herne Bay, UK, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate on 21 March with respiratory infection. She tested positive on 25th March, when she was seven months gestation. She has since been discharged home and the pregnancy is ongoing (click here). Report 31 March, updated 1 April.

19. Michelle Wright, aged 37, who is 29-weeks pregnant, has tested positive for coronavirus. The pregnancy is ongoing. She is an inpatient at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, UK (click here). Report 7 April.

7 April update cases 16 – 18 added.

18. A newborn baby has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus at James Paget Hospital in Norfolk (click here). No details of the mother have been given. Report 18 March.

17. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is reported to have gone into preterm labour at 21 weeks (click here). The baby did not survive. The death was reported to the coroner so presumably the baby was born alive. The mother is reported to be on a ventilator. Report 6th April.  The coroner has reportedly decided that the death was due to coronavirus. The mother remains on a ventilator, update 7 April (click here).

16. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 has died during labour at The Whittingdon Hospital, London (click here). The baby survived. Covid-19 has not been ruled out as the cause, and the death has been referred to the Coroner. Report 6 April.

6 April update. Case 10, the first report, scientific or otherwise, of a COVID-19 birth from France, case 11 from Detroit, case 12, the first report from Greece, and two cases 13 & 14 from Egypt added. I’ve also belatedly added a case from Portugal from 17 March.

15. An unnamed woman with Covid-19 (click here) gave birth in Porto’s São João hospital on 17th March. She was described as “doing well”. No further details were given. Report 17 March.

14. An unnamed woman who had recently recovered from COVID-19 gave birth on 4 April by Caesarean section in Hurghada Hospital, (click here). Report 5th April.

13. A 30-year-old eight months pregnant woman infected with COVID-19, treated at Esna Specialized Hospital in Egypt is recovering (click here). The pregnancy is ongoing. Report 3rd April.

12. An unnamed 24 year old woman infected with Covid-19 has given birth at 40 weeks (term) at Attikon General Hospital in Athens, as reported by the state-run news agency ANA-MPA on 27th March (click here). She had tested positive on March 15 and was kept in the hospital for 2 weeks. The baby boy tested negative. No further details are given but both mother and baby are healthy and ready to go home.

11. First reported in the Detroit Free Press, (link broken). For “Click on Detroit” (click here). Jennifer Thompson from Warren, a Detroit suburb, developed symptoms on March 7th at 8 months. She tested positive on March 13th, and her son, Hollis, was born in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, on March 28th. Birth details not reported, but mother and baby back home and doing well. Report 4 April.

10. The artist Ariane Chang @Arianechang describes her baby’s birth by elective Caesarean section under regional block at term on March 19th in “a private birthing clinic in the 15th arrondissement” in Paris, [Presumably Maternité Catholique Sainte Félicité] in the New York Review of Books (click here). She had had symptoms of COVID-19 for two days, and tested positive prior to a second operation under general anaesthesia to control intra-abdominal bleeding, the following day. Baby Clare, reportedly the first baby born to a COVID-19 mother in that clinic, was breast fed but not tested. Mother and baby recovering at home. Ariane Chang illustrates the article with her own paintings and drawings. Report 2nd April.

9. Carrie Symonds, the partner of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reported to have had symptoms of Covid-19 for a week (click here and many other sources). According to reports she has not been tested. Since the PM with whom she is living has had confimed COVID-19, it seems likely that she does too. Her due date has been reported as early July. Working back from a hypothetical EDD of 4th July would make her 27 weeks today.  Report 4 April. Update 29 April. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

8. Vanesa Muro “a carrier of Covid-19” gave birth to Oscar, birth weight 3.6 kg, by Caesarean on March 13 at the “Madrid hospital in La Paz” [more likely either La Paz university hospital or La Paz maternity hospital in Madrid] (click here).  (El Mundo report click here.) The date of her scheduled Caesarean had been brought forward by three days. Mother and baby were separated for 10 days. Oscar tested negative. Both well. Report 3rd April.

7. Urszula Osborne, age 41, a nurse in Boston Mass, contracted Covid-19 while eight months pregnant (click here). She is recovering and the pregnancy is ongoing. But her husband had severe disease requiring ventilation.  Report 3rd April

6. A 37 year old pregnant woman reportedly infected with Covid-19 died on 29 March after a Caesarean section at the Teresa Herrera Hospital in Coruña. The fetus had reportedly already died (click here). Details conflict, and the family are reported as disputing whether the death was due to Covid-19. An investigation is ongoing (click here). Report 30 March.

5. An unnamed woman age 27 is reported to have died from Covid-19 after giving birth in Łańcut in the south of Poland (click here and here). Report 20th March

4. Allegedly the first birth in Galicia to a mother with Covid-19 (click here). Baby Fabio, born at Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo by Caesarean section at 35 weeks. Birth weight 2.6 kg. Not infected. Mother and baby both doing well. Report 19 March.

3. Model, Michela Persico, partner of Juventus footballer, Daniele Rugani, (click here) is reported to be infected with SARS-COV-2 and is pregnant. The pregnancy is ongoing.  Report 19 March.

2. North Middlesex Hospital UK. Mother with Covid-19 pneumonia gives birth to an infected baby (click here). No further details. Report 14 March.

1 Valentina, is the partner of Matteo, who has been claimed to be Italy’s “patient one”. Matteo was seriously ill with Covid-19, but is reported to be recovering. Valentina is also reported to have developed less severe Covid-19, and is recovering at home. She is reported by La Republica (click here) to be eight months pregnant. At the time of the report, Valentina was undelivered. Report 9 March.

Jim Thornton

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