The death of a pregnant woman and her fetus from COVID-19 over the weekend highlighted the increasing number of expectant mothers who have been infected by the virus and saw renewed calls Sunday for them to go and get vaccinated.

According to data published by Israeli television networks, recent months have seen a significant increase in pregnant women infected by the virus, something officials have blamed on the more aggressive UK variant.

In total, some 7,415 pregnant women have been infected since the start of the pandemic. But numbers have spiked in recent months from 288 in November to 1,238 in December and then doubled to 2,629 in January, according to Health Ministry figures cited by Channel 12. CLICK on here to read more.

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