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Coronavirus-related death toll jumps to 458 among UK Jews

The number of fatalities collated by the Board of Deputies, up from 440 last week, covers deaths both in hospital and beyond

Drawings in support of the NHS in the windows of a college opposite St Thomas' Hospital in London as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Friday May 8, 2020.
Drawings in support of the NHS in the windows of a college opposite St Thomas' Hospital in London as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Friday May 8, 2020.

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has jumped to 458 among UK Jews as of Monday, up from 440 at the same time last week.

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

The Board of Deputies announced last week it is using a new methodology with data reported by the Western Charitable Foundation and larger regional communities, in partnership with the Jewish Small Communities Network.

The methodology now counts fatalities reported by additional regional communities across the UK, including in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Canvey Island and Exeter.

“We wish their families a long life, and pray that the memory of their loved ones should be for a blessing,” a spokesperson for the Board of Deputies said in a statement.

The representative body, which previously released daily figures, is now releasing data once a week, on Tuesdays.

The national death toll among those tested positive for coronavirus across all settings reached 34,796 as of Sunday, the government said yesterday.

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