TheÂ Delta variant may pose a greater risk to pregnant women, scientists have warned, as they called on expectant mothers to get vaccinated.
More than 99 per cent of pregnant women hospitalised with Covid are unvaccinated and one in ten end up in intensive care, a study found.
Marian Knight, the studyâ€™s chief investigator, said: â€˜It is extremely good news that so few vaccinated pregnant women have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19.
â€˜However, it is very concerning that admissions of pregnant women to hospital with Covid-19 are increasing and that pregnant women appear to be more severely affected by the Delta variant of the disease.â€™Â .
She added: â€˜I cannot emphasise more strongly how important it is for pregnant women to get vaccinated in order to protect both them and their baby.â€™.