Edinburgh man the only survivor from his household after coronavirus hit

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Scott Miller, 43, was in ICU when his mother and her partner passed away.

Edinburgh man, Scott Miller, has warned the public not to drop their guard against coronavirus after he is the only survivor in his household.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Scott spoke of his experience with the disease.

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Scott Miller, 43, was in ICU when his mother and her partner passed away.Scott Miller, 43, was in ICU when his mother and her partner passed away.
Scott Miller, 43, was in ICU when his mother and her partner passed away.

Scott shared a flat in the Capital with his mother Norma, 76, who had dementia, and her 69 year-old partner.

Both Scott’s mother and her partner died from the virus while he was in a medically induced coma.

Norma was hospitalised in March after a fall down the stairs, and tested positive for coronavirus when she arrived at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

By the end of the same week, Scott was also hospitalised with the virus, and put in an induced coma.

Scott's mother, Norma.Scott's mother, Norma.
Scott's mother, Norma.

Norma and her partner passed away before he woke up again.

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Scott’s sister-in-law Sharlene Miller told the BBC that in the week between Norma’s funeral and her partner’s funeral, they had been asked to consider turning off Scott’s life support machine, as his kidneys began to fail and he had pneumonia and blood clots.

After three weeks in intensive care, Scott stabilised, and he recovered.

Scott told the BBC of his loss, adding: "People need to understand it's a real killer, I don't think people are really taking it seriously.

Scott Miller and his mother Norma.Scott Miller and his mother Norma.
Scott Miller and his mother Norma.

"People need to know we're not out of it yet. They need to know, just be safe and secure and watch out."

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