PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (157): India, Africa, Canada, maternal transmission, WHO

COVID-19 — Papua New Guinea
Question. What are the outcomes in newborn infants of mothers testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy?
Findings. In this nationwide, prospective cohort study that included 88 159 infants from Sweden, SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy was significantly associated with higher risk of any neonatal respiratory disorder (2.8% vs 2.0%; odds ratio [OR] 1.42) and some other neonatal morbidities, but not neonatal mortality (0.30% vs 0.12%; OR 2.55).
Meaning. Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection