Covid in Scotland: Rise in pregnant women needing ICU treatment

Covid in Scotland: Rise in pregnant women needing ICU treatment

Covid in Scotland: Rise in pregnant women needing ICU treatment By Christopher Sleight BBC Scotland news - Published More than 20% of women admitted to intensive care for Covid-19 since May 2021 were pregnant or had recently given birth, a study has found. A Scottish Intensive Care Audit Group report said 42 had been admitted since 18 May 2021, compared with 25 in the first two waves of the pandemic. The number has gone up despite overall intensive care numbers reducing. The Scottish government said vaccines were the best way to protect against the risks of Covid in pregnancy. The Scottish Intensive Care Audit Group (SICAG) report found that no deaths of pregnant women following ICU treatment had been reported up to 19 September 2021. The report counts pregnant women …
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