Andrew Allen and baby Oliver. See SWNS story SWLEcoma;A dad who fell into a coma on the same day his wife gave birth only caught a glimpse of his newborn baby when he woke up two weeks later. Andrew Allen, 32, said he was gutted to miss the special day after he was struck down with Covid-19 and came very close to dying last July. The factory worker, whod only just had his first jab, developed symptoms after a colleague at the aerospace engineering firm where he was employed tested positive. Over the following ten days, he lost his sense of smell, vomited and had diarrhoea, but thought he might only have a winter bug following a negative PCR test. Andrew from Farnworth, Lancs., said he started feeling ill on July 19, 2021, after a factory floor co-worker at Silcoms Ltd. tested positive for Covid-19.