Ontario health officials say there are now 79 cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the province as of Friday.

Officials announced 19 new cases of COVID-19.

A man in his 80s from the Niagara Region is listed as needing hospitalization after contracting the disease. All other patients are listed as self-isolating at home.

The five patients numbered as cases 75 to 79 are all listed as being from Toronto but their age, gender, hospital, and form of transmission were not released.

The new cases announced include patients being from Toronto, York Region, Peel Region, Ottawa and Waterloo.

Some patients that contracted the virus had a travel history to Egypt, U.S., and England, while others contracted COVID-19 through close contact.

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