Coronavirus-related fatalities rise to 69 among UK Jews
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Coronavirus-related fatalities rise to 69 among UK Jews

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

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has risen to 69 among UK Jews, as of Wednesday, up from 55 the previous day, 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 Thursday.

Nationally, the death toll reached 2,921 as of Wednesday, according to figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care today.

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