The Civil Protection Agency said the biggest difficulty facing the health service was a shortage of masks and ventilators - a problem that has dogged hospitals since the start of the outbreak.
Hospitals simply lack the space and resources to help everyone, confining many to die from Covid-19 at home, warned Giorgio Gori, the mayor of Bergamo in Italy's northern Lombardy region, which was hit hardest by the virus.
The number of new officially registered infections also fell from 6,557 on Saturday to 4,789 on Monday.
The Civil Protection Agency initially said 601 people died yesterday, but the agency head told reporters the real number was 602.
The latest official figures to be reported out of Italy state the death toll has risen to 6077, with the tally of cases in the country reaching nearly 64,000.
However, there was reassuring evidence that Italy's coronavirus infection rate was slowing.
A government decree signed on Sunday said that all less "essential" companies must close until April 3 and establish a long list of exceptions deemed vital to keep Italy's supply chain running. Almost 103,000 of the 392,000 people who have been diagnosed with the disease have recovered.
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"We created 80 places to face this emergency which is devastating our province", said Mario Carminati, a Seriate parish preist.
"The decree allows a lot of firms to remain open, many without the proper guarantees and safety norms, creating conditions not agreed with us and fanning a lot of concern among workers", said Paolo Pirani, national head of the UILTEC chemical and textile workers' union.
He also told that newspaper that the security measures taken by the Italian Government two weeks ago were beginning to have an effect.
The variety of circumstances in the area, which incorporates Italy's monetary capital Milan, elevated by some 2,543 to roughly 34,890, the source mentioned.
Of those infected, 23,783 are in isolation at home, 19,846 are hospitalised and 3,009 are in intensive care, he said.
'We must all contribute to the common good, ' Conte said.