The novel coronavirus pneumonia was diagnosed in 1071 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of health in August 22nd. The number of new cases increased from May 12th to August 22nd, and 1000 cases were diagnosed again. 258136 cases were diagnosed in total. 3 cases of newly increased deaths and 35430 deaths were recorded on the day. 243 cases were newly cured and 205203 cases were cured. The total number of confirmed cases was 17503, including 64 severe cases. On the 22nd, there were 215 new confirmed cases in Lazio, the capital of Italy. This was the highest in all regions and the largest number of new cases in a single day in the region since the outbreak of the epidemic in February. DAmato, head of the regional health department, said 61% of the newly diagnosed cases were returned from their holidays, and nearly half of them were related to Sardinia, mainly young people. At the same time, he stressed that the current situation of hospitalization and severe cases is completely controllable, and the urgent task is to block the transmission chain of the virus and identify asymptomatic infected persons.