June 18, 2021

A further five pass away as 410,000 remain on income supports

A further five people lost their lives from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland in the last 24 hours, the HSE said this evening.

The total death toll here is now 1,738 while the number of confirmed cases has now reached 25,489 after another 15 were diagnosed.

Meanwhile, almost 410,000 people are currently having their incomes supported under the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, according to the latest figures from the Revenue Commissioners.

Since it was launched on March 26, over 64,800 employers have registered for the scheme, and over 58,600 have already received subsidy payments.

Meanwhile, an estimated 8,600 employers – employing around 55,400 people – have left the scheme.

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