Four new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario

Health officials update on new coronavirus cases

Provincial and regional public health officials say the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario has risen to 26.

That's a jump of four COVID-19 diagnoses since the last official update on Thursday morning.

Two of the cases are in Toronto, including a man who recently returned to the city from Las Vegas and someone who had recently travelled to Iran.


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And in Peel Region, a couple who had been on a cruise in San Francisco was diagnosed after returning home to Mississauga.

Peel Public Health is asking passengers in rows 18-22 on West Jet flight 1199 on Feb. 28 to self-isolate.

But health officials are urging calm, saying the risk of the virus to the general population remains low.