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Community virus death toll rises to 296

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

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 296 among UK Jews, up by 40 from Friday.

The latest figure, released on Monday, 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 16,000 over the weekend, while lockdown was extended until early May.

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