Besides all of that, its definitely a click-bait headline. For the headline to be true they only need one place that has a waiting list. My Parents used to work in the Funeral industry (not in Italy) and even in normal times there were waiting lists for Funerals for the more in demand graveyards using the most popular chapels etc.
It’s not evenly spread across the whole country. It’s very focused in the area of Lombardy (10 million inhabitants). And there are small towns in that region that are hit harder than other places. If the local infrastructure usually deals with 1 death a week having 10 times as many can lead to delays especially when the lock-down complicates things.
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