Jewish community’s Covid-19 death toll jumps to 492

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Jewish community’s Covid-19 death toll jumps to 492

The number of fatalities collated by the Board of Deputies covers deaths both in hospital and beyond

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities has jumped to 492 among UK Jews as of last Friday, up from 484 the previous week.

The latest figure, released on Tuesday afternoon, covers fatalities both in hospital and beyond, using data gathered from burial boards, regional Jewish communities and the Jewish Small Communities Network as, as collated by the Board of Deputies.

Some of the smaller communities included in the methodology are unable to report weekly data, the umbrella body said, as it urged caution when establishing week to week trends.

“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 Board of Deputies said in a statement.

The national death toll among those tested positive for coronavirus across all settings reached 40,883 as of Monday, health authorities said today.

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