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The CDC has added pregnant women to the ‘high risk’ category for severe COVID-19 illness.

The agency made several adjustments to the list this week, adding pregnancy as well as underlying health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, sickle cell, kidney disease, COPD, and obesity. Anyone over the age of 65 is also considered high risk.  Race was not included as a risk factor.