Perinatal Transmission of COVID-19 Associated SARS-CoV-2: Should We Worry?

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 17;ciaa226. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa226. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

We presented two cases of COVID-19 associated SARS-CoV-2 infection during third trimester of pregnancy. Both mothers and newborns had excellent outcomes. We failed to identify SARS-CoV-2 in all the products of conception and the newborns. This report provided evidence of low risk of intrauterine infection by vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; pregnancy outcome; vertical transmission.