Coronavirus-related deaths rise to 366 among UK Jews

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Coronavirus-related deaths rise to 366 among UK Jews

The latest figure covers fatalities across the community as the number of casualties continues to mount nationally


The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 366 among UK Jews as of Sunday, as the national death toll continues to increase.

The latest figure, released on Thursday, 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.

“We wish their families a long life, and pray that the memory of their loved ones should be for a blessing,” the representative body said in a statement.
The national death toll among those tested positive for coronavirus across all settings surpassed 28,400 as of Saturday, the government said at the weekend.
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