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The number of coronavirus deaths in Spain is over 20,000

The number of coronavirus deaths in Spain is over 20,000
Only the United States and Italy recorded more deaths of Covid-19 as Spain.

The country’s official balance sheet currently stands at 20,043, an increase of 565 from the number recorded on Friday.

The 2.9% percentage increase is consistent with last week’s daily results.

However, the Spanish authorities have stated that they are introducing a new case notification system and are also increasing testing, which could mean that the data is fluctuating.

The Catalonia region recently declared that its number of cases and deaths was higher than expected, after adopting a new formula to assess the impact of Covid-19.

Earlier this week, the Spanish government decided to relax some of the restrictions after a month of national foreclosure.

Persons unable to work from home, including those working in the construction and manufacturing sectors, were allowed to return to work.

It is estimated that around 300,000 non-essential workers returned to work in the Madrid area on Monday, a spokesperson for the Madrid regional government told CNN.

Shops, bars, restaurants and other non-essential businesses are still closed, with the country’s state of emergency expected to last until at least April 26.

Last week, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stressed that the return of the nation to normal activity will be “gradual” and will take place in phases.

“The climb was difficult, the descent will be difficult,” Sanchez told parliament.

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Some opposition politicians have criticized the government’s decision to loosen the restrictions, with Quim Torra, president of Catalonia, calling it “irresponsible and reckless”.

He made the comments in a video statement posted to his verified Twitter account.

Jesus Vaquero, one of the most prominent doctors in the country, was among those who have died from the virus in Spain in recent days.

Vaquero, a leading specialist in back surgery, worked as head of neurosurgery at Puerta del Hierro Hospital in Madrid.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 2.25 million cases of Covid-19 worldwide and at least 154,000 deaths have resulted.

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