And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated, in a statement, that the infection of women with the “delta” mutator of the emerging corona virus, during pregnancy, increases the odds of stillbirth, by three times.
According to statistics relied on by these centers, out of approximately 1.25 million births in the United States between March 2020 and September of this year, about 8,200 stillbirths were recorded, at a rate of less than 1 percent.
However, of the approximately 22,000 births of people infected with COVID-19 during that period, 273 stillbirths occurred, a rate of 1.3 percent.
The data showed that from July through September, after the “delta” mutator became the dominant infection in America, nearly 1,200 deaths were reported among people infected with the virus at the time of birth, or nearly 3 percent of pregnancies.
And, as the UPI news agency quoted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “this analysis represents evidence of a relationship between infection with Covid-19 during pregnancy and stillbirth.”
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a stillbirth can occur during the 28th week of pregnancy.
Analyzes of data on more than 1.25 million births across America during the pandemic indicate that people with Covid-19 at the time of birth have a 90 percent higher risk of miscarriage, compared to uninfected people.