A man in the 20s has become the country’s youngest coronavirus victim after he died overnight in Victoria.
The Department of Health and Human Services reported 372 new cases of the Victoria virus on Friday morning, and 14 more deaths.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced one of those deaths during a press conference as being a man aged in his 20s.
“It is a terrible tragedy,” Andrews said.
The state is now on the verge of yet another grim landmark, almost 300 deaths since the pandemic started.
Andrews reported a significant spike in ‘mystery’ cases has occurred.
“There are 3,119 cases with an unknown source – mystery cases,” he said.
“That’s 51 that have been added – 51 that have been confirmed as an unknown, a mystery case, since yesterday’s report.”
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the state is expected to see a “levelling off” of hospitalisations in the next couple of weeks and the same for deaths.
“Because we’ve seen a stabilisation in the number of cases, it’s essentially levelled off,” he said.
“I think we will see a levelling off of hospitalisations for community cases in the next couple of weeks and the same for deaths.”