The Health Department in Catalonia announced 20 new Covid-19 deaths bringing the total in the region to 5,956.
Deaths in hospitals are merged with those of healthcare centres from today, 20 more deaths have been reported by funeral homes, there were also 281 new diagnoses.
As at May 21, official figures state there have been 55,921 confirmed Covid-19 cases and there are 5,956 people in Catalonia who have died in medical centres after having been diagnosed or suspected to have contracted the illness. A total of 26,203 people have recovered from the disease.
The number of daily coronavirus-related fatalities in Spain rose slightly for the second day running on yesterday, coming in at 95, compared to 83 the day before. According to the figures released this afternoon by the Spanish Health Ministry, this is the fourth day that daily deaths linked to Covid-19 have come in under 100.
The region of Catalonia accounted for the highest number of daily fatalities, with 40, which was 42 per cent of the total.