Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy
Tracking data on COVID-19 during pregnancy can protect pregnant women and their babies.
An MMWR study suggests that pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized and are at increased risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission and receipt of mechanical ventilation than nonpregnant women. Risk of death is similar for both groups. But much remains unknown.
CDC is collaborating with state, local, and territorial health departments and external partners to better understand COVID-19 during pregnancy. Health departments that are notified of COVID-19 cases in pregnant women may collect more information on these women using an optional module pdf icon[2 pages] in addition to the case report form. Findings will be rapidly translated into updated clinical guidance for pregnant women and infants.
Weekly COVID-19 Pregnancy Data
Last updated August 4, 2020
Tracking data on COVID-19 during pregnancy can protect moms and babies affected by COVID-19.
Pregnant women with COVID-19, United States [January 22-August 4, 2020]
Pregnant women with COVID-19 by age, United States, [January 22-August 4, 2020]*
Data were collected from 15,735 women, and age was available for 14,996 (95.3%) women.
*Ages that are <9 and >54 are not reported.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 by race/ethnicity, United States, [January 22-August 4, 2020]
Data were collected from 15,735 women, but race/ethnicity was only available for 13,164 (83.7%) women.
*Other race includes non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native or non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 who were hospitalized, *United States, [January 22-August 4, 2020]
Data were collected from 15,735 women, but hospitalization data were only available for 13,259 (84.3%).
*Data were not available to distinguish hospitalization for COVID-19–related indications, such as worsening respiratory status, from hospital admission for pregnancy-related indications, such as delivery.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 admitted to the ICU, or who required mechanical ventilation, United States, [January 22-August 4, 2020]
Data were collected from 15,735 women, but ICU admission data were only available for 4,319 (27.4%) women, and mechanical ventilation data were only available for 3,533 (22.5%) women.
Abbreviation: ICU, intensive care unit.
About the Data
This page is updated weekly on Thursday at 1:00pm ET based on data collected by Tuesday at 12:30pm ET. The cases reported are only confirmed cases with laboratory evidence of SAR-CoV-2 infection.
There are currently 56 U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions reporting cases of COVID-19. This includes 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, New York City, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands.
Because only about a quarter of case report forms include information on pregnancy status, these numbers likely do not include all pregnant women with COVID-19 in the United States and must be interpreted with caution. The completeness of this variable continues to improve each week. Increases in the total number of cases of COVID-19 among pregnant women are largely due to the updating of pregnancy status among already reported cases. Case numbers reported on other websites may differ from what is posted on CDC’s website because CDC’s overall case numbers are validated through a confirmation process with each jurisdiction. Differences between reporting jurisdictions and CDC’s website may occur because of the timing of reporting and website updates. The process used for finding and confirming cases displayed by other sites may differ. Case counts may fluctuate from week to week due to data quality and cleaning processes.
For more information on how CDC collects COVID-19 surveillance data, see FAQ: COVID-19 Data and Surveillance.