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U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Soared 40% During COVID-19 Pandemic
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The U.S. maternal mortality rate, already far higher than peer countries, soared during the pandemic.
More than 1,200 women in the U.S. died of complications arising from pregnancy or childbirth in 2021, a 40% jump from 2020, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That amounts to 32.9 deaths for every 100,000 live births.
The spread of COVID-19 was partly responsible for the grim statistic, with about a quarter of 2020 and 2021 deaths attributed to the virus, according to an October report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office...
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