Coronavirus-related fatalities rise to 326 among UK Jews

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Coronavirus-related fatalities rise to 326 among UK Jews

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

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 326 among UK Jews as of Wednesday, up by 14 from Tuesday, as the national death toll continues to climb.

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 reached 18,100 as of Tuesday among those hospitalised who tested positive for the virus, the Department for Health and Social care confirmed on Wednesday.
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