This case series describes characteristics of pregnant women in New York City with confirmed or presumed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection.
Beginning March 22, 2020, the authors contacted all pregnant women from one large obstetrical practice in New York City to inquire about symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, malaise, anosmia), or sick contacts. They kept a running log of these patients, as well as all patients who underwent COVID-19 testing.
From March 22, 2020 until April 30, 2020, they evaluated 757 pregnant women, 92 of whom had known or suspected COVID-19 (12.2%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 10.0-14.7%).
Of these 92 women, 33 (36%) had positive COVID-19 test results. Only one woman required hospital admission for 5 days due to COVID-19 (1.1%, 95% CI: 0.2-5.9%). One other woman received home oxygen. No women required mechanical ventilation and there were no maternal deaths. One woman had an unexplained fetal demise at 14 weeks’ gestation around the time of her COVID-19 symptoms. At the time of publication, 21 of the 92 women delivered, and all were uncomplicated.