Jewish deaths in the UK more than double in a year, funeral data shows

Board of Deputies of British Jews conducted 811 burials amid pandemic compared to 358 in 2019

The number of Jewish burials over a three-month period this spring was more than double that recorded in the same period last year, further evidence that Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on Jews in the UK.

According to data collated by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the largest Jewish burial boards carried out 811 funerals in March to May this year, compared to 358 in 2019, an increase of 127%.

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