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215 UK Jews have died after contracting coronavirus

The latest figure, released on Tuesday, covers fatalities both in hospital and beyond

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The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 215 among UK Jews as of Monday, up from 209 on Sunday.

The latest figure, released on Tuesday, covers fatalities both in hospital and beyond, using data gathered from six of the largest Orthodox and denominational burial boards, according to data collated by the Board of Deputies.

They are the Adath Yisroel Burial Society, the Federation of Synagogues Burial Society, the Joint Jewish Burial Board, Liberal Judaism, the Spanish and Portuguese Sephardi Community and the United Synagogue Burial Society.

The Board of Deputies monitors the number of funerals carried out by burial societies, where covid-19 appeared on the deceased’s death certificate.

The UK’s number of coronavirus-linked hospital deaths passed 10,000 at the weekend, according to health authorities, with a review of lockdown measures due later this week.

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