Twenty-two UK Jews have died after contracting the coronavirus as of Tuesday, according to figures released by the Board of Deputies.

The number of fatalities in the community accounts for close to 5 percent of the confirmed national death toll, which was 422 as of Tuesday morning.

Jews make up 0.5 percent of the UK’s population and have a median age in England and Wales ranging from 50 to 54, according to the last census, which was carried out in 2011.

Read the fill article here on Jewish News and commentary here on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Meanwhile it is reported that, as of Sunday 22 March, members of the Melbourne religious community make up over 6% of the infections in Victoria, despite them making up less than 0.1% of the population: