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256 UK Jews have died after contracting coronavirus

The latest figure, released on Friday, covers fatalities across the community as the death toll continues to mount nationally

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The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 256 among UK Jews, up by 41 from Monday.

The latest figure, released on Friday, 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 13,000 this week according to health authorities, with a review of lockdown measures due later this week.

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