Coronavirus cases in Italy rose to 21,273 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health, the highest daily target for the country since the outbreak.
At present, there are more than 525,000 cases nationwide.
On Sunday, another 128 people died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in Italy to 37,338.
There are currently 1,208 people with Covid-19 in Italy’s intensive care unit.
The figures come as Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte acknowledged at a news conference that the “epidemic curve is rapidly increasing” in Italy.
But Conte said he wanted to avoid a nationwide blockade, as he had set out in March, because “the country could not afford it.”
Italy sets out new measures: Restrictions on coronavirus are set to take effect in Italy on Monday.
Unlike the national closure of the country in March, not all economic activities and production must be closed under the new state.
The main restrictions apply to restaurants and cafes and other food services. They must close at 6pm local time and have no more than four customers per table. Gyms, swimming pools, theaters, theaters, concert halls, bingo offices, casinos and beauty centers are all closed.
Kindergartens and elementary schools will be open, but to avoid overcrowding, upper secondary schools must hold 75% of the lessons remotely.
“We believe that next month (November) we will have some difficulties, but we are thin and facing these limitations, in December we will breathe again,” said Conte.