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COVID-19 has not led to an increase in stillbirths, data confirms

Coronavirus has not caused an increase in stillbirths despite fears it could do so, Government data suggests.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published data on Monday showing that the stillbirth rate decreased from 4.0 stillbirths per 1,000 total births in 2019, to 3.9 in the first three quarters (January to September) of 2020, in line with the long-term trend.

The data comes amid fears that coronavirus can impact pregnancy and the stillbirth rate.

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Source: The Telegraph, 8 December 2020


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