Table 2

Estimated number of confirmed COVID-19 cases March to May 2020 in pregnant women in Scotland

Total number of individuals testing positive (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 (NHS labs only)Women aged 15–44 years testing positive (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 (NHS labs only)Estimated number of pregnant women testing positive (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 (NHS labs only)†
March 2020≈2000≈333*≈17
April 2020≈9000≈1500*≈75
May 2020≈4000≈667*≈33
Total≈15 000≈2500≈125
  • *Assuming the distribution over time for this age/sex group is the same as for all tests, as age/sex breakdown only available from published information50 for the total.

  • †Assuming that around 5% of the female population aged 15–44 is pregnant at any one time, and that incidence of COVID-19 is the same in pregnant and non-pregnant women.

  • NHS, National Health Service.