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Two local fetal deaths blamed on COVID-19

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 19:12:56-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District received notification today of two cases of COVID-19 related fetal death during pregnancy.

According to health officials, the first case involved an unvaccinated pregnant female in her twenties who suffered a fetal demise at 29 gestational weeks.

This female in her twenties presented symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fever, congestion and was diagnosed with COVID-19. She was also living with a COVID-19 positive family member.

The second case of fetal death involved an unvaccinated female who was 23 gestational weeks along in her pregnancy when she contracted COVID-19.

These are the first two known cases of fetal demise related to COVID-19 in Nueces County since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 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.

All Nueces County residents must make every effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here are Public Health Strategies we should all be following:

  • Get vaccinated as soon as eligible
  • Practice social distancing with everyone outside of your immediate household
  • Wear a mask when in public