Public Health District Reports Third Case of Fetal Demise due to COVID-19 During Pregnancy

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District received notification of another fetal demise case due to COVID-19 during pregnancy.  She was 22 gestational weeks at the time of the fetal demise. This case involved an unvaccinated pregnant female in her thirties who was COVID-19 positive and was experiencing cough and shortness of breath.

This is the third known case 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:

  • If pregnant, get vaccinated as soon as eligible
  • Practice social distancing with everyone outside your immediate household
  • Wear a mask when in public