JOHANNESBURG -Pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are less likely to die.
That is according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
The NICD's Waasila Jassat, however, says there's a greater risk of dying from Covid-19 in pregnant women that are older or have comorbidities.
"Out of 215,000 people reported with COVID-19 to be admitted in hospital, just over 5,000 were pregnant," she says.
"We found that if you were pregnant, you had higher rate of hospitalisation, almost two times that of non-pregnant women," she adds.
Jassat says that there was a lower chance of dying if you were pregnant with COVID-19 [and] admitted to hospital.
According to Jassat, the risk factors of dying with COVID-19 if you were pregnant is if you were older or had comorbidities such as hypertension or diabetes.
Watch the interview above for more on this analysis.