The current pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is spreading at an unprecedented rate globally. Pregnant women and their foetus are a high-risk group during outbreaks of infectious disease. Study shows that pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 seen at a hospital are less likely to suffer fever or muscle pain, but if they develop serious illness, they are more likely than non-pregnant women with COVID-19 to require intensive care.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a respiratory pathogen called the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. People who are infected with COVID-19 tend to experience mild to moderate respiratory disease and will recover without any special treatment being required. Some individuals who are infected will be asymptomatic, but majority of them would experience mild Covid-19 symptoms and recover on their own. Elderly people, especially those with underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer are more likely to develop severe complications.