On Saturday, the Spanish Ministry of Health confirmed that more than 20,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19.

In the whole world, only the United States and Italy have recorded more deaths from coronavirus than Spain, with the official death toll now standing at 20,043, more 565 cases than the number recorded on Friday.

The percentage rises of 2.9 percent are in line with the daily result of the past week.

However, Spanish authorities have said that they are increasing testing and are also launching a new system for reporting cases, which might cause the data to fluctuate.

The Catalonia region recently announced that its number of infected and dead cases was higher than previously thought, after launching a new formula to assess the impact of coronavirus.

Earlier this week, the country’s government decided to loosen some of the restrictions after a one-month national lockdown.

Those who are unable to work from home, including people in the manufacturing and construction industries, have been allowed to return to their jobs.

A spokesman for Madrid’s regional government told CNN that it is thought that about 300,000 nonessential workers returned to their jobs in Madrid on Monday.

Restaurants, bars, shops, and other nonessential businesses are still closed, with Spain’s state of emergency expected to shut down until at least April 26.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez emphasized last week that the return to the normal activity of the whole country will be progressive and will occur in phases.

He told parliament that both the climb and the descent have been so difficult.

Meanwhile, some opposition politicians criticized the decision of the government to loosen restrictions.

Jesus Vaquero, one of the most prominent doctors in Spain, was died from the coronavirus in recent days.

The leading specialist in back surgery Vaquero has been working as neurosurgery head at the Puerta del Hierro Hospital in Madrid.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 2.26 million infected cases of coronavirus with at least 154,000 dead cases globally.