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A pregnant woman in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, who had tested positive for the coronavirus lost her baby after she was forced to give birth prematurely at home because she was unable to find a hospital that would admit her, local authorities said Thursday.

Tuesday's incident involving the woman in her 30s, who was 29 weeks pregnant and had moderate symptoms of COVID-19, has further shed light on how hospitals are under strain due to the explosive spread of the coronavirus in Japan, as repeated attempts by authorities to hospitalize her were unsuccessful.

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