Introduction: There are a limited number of studies about COVID-19 during delivery
Case Presentation: A 38 -years- old G3p2 woman at 35 weeks and 4 days of gestation was referred
with the chief complaints of dyspnea, cough, headache, and fever. Pharyngeal swab polymerase
chain reaction (PCR) was negative for COVID-19; however, in chest Computed Tomography (CT)
angiography, ground glass was observed in the basal lobe of the left lung. The infant was born via
cesarean section with a gestational age of 36 weeks and an Apgar score of 8/9. No infant document
was found about COVID-19 and other infections in several days after delivery. The patient died
eight days after the onset of symptoms due to cardiovascular collapse.
Discussion: we reported the first postpartum maternal death with COVID-19 and a healthy baby
with no evidence of COVID-19 and a gestational age of 36 weeks.
Conclusion: Physicians should be aware that pregnant women with symptoms of respiratory infection
and pulse negative PCR test should be followed for infection with COVID-19. This infection
may lead to maternal death.