Covid-19 death toll reaches 502 among UK Jews
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Covid-19 death toll reaches 502 among UK Jews

Latest coronavirus-related fatalities released by the Board of Deputies.

Drawings in support of the NHS in the windows of a college opposite St Thomas' Hospital in London as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Friday May 8, 2020.
Drawings in support of the NHS in the windows of a college opposite St Thomas' Hospital in London as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Friday May 8, 2020.

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has reached 502 among UK Jews as of last Friday, up from 501 the previous week, according to figures collated by the Board of Deputies show.

The death toll, released on Tuesday, covers fatalities both in hospital and beyond, using data gathered from burial boards, regional Jewish communities and the Jewish Small Communities Network.

A spokesperson for the Board of Deputies said: “We wish their families a long life, and pray that the memory of their loved ones should be for a blessing.”

The umbrella group warned against making week-to-week comparisons, saying that some smaller communities do not report weekly figures.

Meanwhile, the national death toll among those tested positive for coronavirus across all settings reached 44,236 as of Sunday, health authorities said.

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