A world-class dentist fell from a Covid ward on the ninth floor of a hospital to her death – days after her parents died of the virus.
Darya Khorovskaya, 35, a highly respected Russian orthodontist, was reportedly found alive but later died of her injuries in St. Petersburg.
It has since been revealed that her mother, Professor Lina Khorovskaya, 58, an internationally recognized expert in clinical diagnostics, had died of Covid four days earlier.
Her father Oleg Khorovsky (58), the head of a leading private dental clinic, also died at the end of September of an infection with the corona virus.
The fall follows a spate of similar deaths from Russian doctors during the pandemic.
Darya Khorovskaya, 35, a highly respected Russian orthodontist, fell to her death from a window in a hospital’s Covid ward
She was found alive but later reportedly died of her injuries in hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia
The tragic orthodontist was close to her parents and devastated by her death, other patients on her ward at the Elizavetinskaya Hospital said.
Dr. Khorovskaya is said to be “deeply depressed” by her loss.
She reportedly fell from a window on the ninth floor at 90 feet, andsuffered several injuries.
She was hospitalized with Covid-19 complications two days after her mother’s death.
It has since become known that her mother, Professor Lina Khorovskaya (left), 58, an internationally recognized expert in clinical diagnostics, had died of Covid four days earlier. Her father Oleg Khorovsky (right), 58, the head of a leading private dental clinic, also died at the end of September after contracting the coronavirus
Dr. Khorovskaya, who worked in her father’s clinic, was found alive and taken to intensive care, but the doctors couldn’t save her.
Her father had opened the first international standard dental practice after the fall of communism and worked in the United States.
Her mother was a long-time member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC).
It was unclear whether the family had been vaccinated for Covid-19.
Her death comes as Russia has the worst rate of Covid-19 infections and deaths, according to official sources.
Sunday deaths were reported at 997 but had passed the 1,000-per-day mark for the first time last week. 34,303 new infections were reported.
It was unclear whether Dr. Khorovskaya or her parents had received vaccinations against Covid-19
The fall follows a spate of similar deaths from hospitalized Russian doctors at the start of the pandemic
The high official death rate – which some experts say underscores the real number – comes despite Russia being the first country in the world to approve a vaccine to fight Covid-19.
The fall of Dr.
In June 2020, 45-year-old police crime expert, Lt. Col. Natalya Shcherbakova, was fatally injured after falling from a hospital window on the fifth floor in Moscow.
She was placed on a life support machine but later died, police sources say.
The fall of Dr. Last year, Dr. Natalya Lebedeva, 48, (left) from the sixth floor of a Moscow hospital 18 meters to her death. Dr. Yelena Nepomnyashchaya, 47, (right), mother of two from a medical family, was fatally injured after falling 18 meters from a window in her Krasnoyarsk hospital
Reports of her death came after two senior Russian doctors were fatally injured in a fall from hospital windows.
Dr. Natalya Lebedeva, 48, fell 60 feet from the sixth floor of a Moscow hospital after colleagues said she was wrongly responsible for the spread of the coronavirus at her clinic in Star City, near Moscow, the cosmonaut training center been made.
She was infected with Covid-19.
Dr. Yelena Nepomnyashchaya, 47, mother of two from a medical family, was fatally injured after falling 18 meters from a window in her hospital in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
Colleagues said they complained about an “acute shortage” of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses.