Coronavirus-related fatalities rise to 115 among UK Jews
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Coronavirus-related fatalities rise to 115 among UK Jews

The figure, released today, covers deaths in hospital and beyond, using data gathered from six communal burial boards

Coronavirus particle (Credit: Felipe Esquivel Reed, CC BY-SA 4.0, www.commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87846813)
Coronavirus particle (Credit: Felipe Esquivel Reed, CC BY-SA 4.0, www.commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87846813)

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 115 among UK Jews, as of Sunday, up from 85 on Friday, according to data collated by the Board of Deputies.

The figure, released today, covers fatalities both in hospital and beyond, using data gathered from six of the largest Orthodox and denominational burial boards.

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,” a spokesperson for the organisation said on Friday.

The national death toll rose to 3,605 as of Thursday, according to numbers released by the Department of Health and Social Care on Friday.

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