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Coronavirus death toll rises to 335

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

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 335 among UK Jews as of Wednesday, up by nine from Thursday, as the national death toll continues to climb.

The latest figure, released on Friday, 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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