This case series found that infection of SARS-CoV-2 in late pregnant women causes no adverse outcomes in their newborns, although it is still be wise to separate them to prevent transmission after birth.
This study focused on the outcomes of neonates born to mothers with COVID-19. Researchers analyzed the clinical features, laboratory data, and outcomes of 7 newborns delivered by SARS-CoV-2 infected pregnant women in China. Four of the 7 newborns were late preterm, and the other 3 were full-term infants. All were born without asphyxia.
Two had mild grunting after birth, but resolved quickly non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure ventilation. None were positive for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in any samples taken.