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COVID-19 kills 2 unborn babies in Nueces County

Both mothers were unvaccinated, according to health officials.
Credit: WNEP

NUECES COUNTY, Texas — The Nueces County Health District reported the first deaths inside the womb from COVID-19 in our area. Health officials said both of the mothers were unvaccinated.

The first case involved a woman in her 20's. Officials said she was 29 weeks pregnant and had been living with a family member who was COVID-19 positive. Her symptoms included nausea, vomiting, fever and congestion.

The second case involved a woman who was 23 weeks pregnant. Health officials did not give the woman's age, but that she personally contracted COVID-19.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends all eligible persons, including pregnant and lactating individuals, receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series. ACOG wants pregnant women to know that vaccines are safe and effective.