He said he finds it a comforting sign, however, that 60 priests with the coronavirus seem to be on the mend.
The Bergamo diocese has more than 700 priests and Beschi said he is "in constant contact" with them through messages of support and paternal affection.
"There is an inner force even wider and deeper than evil: this is the faith that is the sap in the roots of the people of Bergamo," the bishop said, addressing Catholics and victims of the coronavirus.
The faith, he said, "will be the firmness on which to rebuild families, on which to restart work, on which to force the lever to lift an economy crushed to the ground, on which to have the strength to heal emotional wounds, on which to lean to revisit a grief that has only been swallowed up, on which to stand to look toward the horizon and start again."
Offering a word of hope, Beschi said "these days extend shadows of death over our common life and our families and, at the same time, we cannot help but recognize the signs of spring."
"The resurrection is the flower that blooms and anticipates the joy of being able to taste its fruit one day. It is the bud that is blooming."
"To die like Christ and with Christ, in the events of our life, is to make the power of love dwell in our dead," he stated. "We do not have the strength of the love of Christ but he confers it on us."
The bishop said Italy has been through many crises, and people always say "we must learn from mistakes, we must not repeat them."
He added that he does not have an answer for the many losses the families of his diocese are facing and will face after this pandemic.
The two decisive elements, he said, are solidarity in sharing and the exercise of personal responsibility. "If we manage to grow, at least a fruit will have come from this terrible story."