- A 43-year-old man took his mother to the hospital after she fell and could not regain her footing
- While at the hospital, she contracted COVID-19 and was admitted but while receiving treatment the man also contracted the virus
- He was admitted to the ICU and was placed in a medically-induced coma to help save his life
- Unfortunately, his mother succumbed to the disease and a week later, her partner succumbed to it also
- The man woke three weeks later only to learn of the heartbreaking news
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A 43-year-old man who was in a three-week coma as he battled COVID-19 woke up to discover the disease had killed both his mother and her partner.
The man identified as Scott Miller was struck by COVID-19 on March 21, 2020, after his 76-year-old mother Norma tested positive for the disease.
According to a report by the BBC, Miller's mother contracted the disease when she was being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a fall.
It was while Norma, who suffered from dementia, was in the hospital that Miller also tested positive and became seriously ill.
The self-employed locksmith was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the same hospital and was placed in a medically-induced coma to help save his life.
Just downstairs, his mother was dying. And then tragically, a week after his mother died, her partner died as well.
Recalling how he discovered the tragic news, Miller said he was in disbelief
"On the Sunday morning we got a call to say Norma had passed away, and we got a call from the consultant to say that Scott was very ill as well," said Miller's sister-in-law, Sharlene Miller.
"Then Norma's partner passed away the following Sunday," she added.
The 43-year-old was grateful to the staff of the health facility including three nurses who had treated him and were also with his mum when she passed away.
”People need to understand it is a real killer, I do not think people are really taking it seriously," he said.
"People need to know we are not out of it yet. They need to know, just be safe and secure and watch out," he added.
In other news, Nadia Zhukova, a Russian nurse whose pictures went viral after wearing only lingerie under a see-through protective gown in a coronavirus ward has become a TV weather presenter.
The 23-year-old was pictured wearing a transparent PPE as she gave patients their medicine.
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