Man, 20, becomes Australia’s youngest coronavirus victim

A Victorian man in his 20s has become the country’s youngest COVID-19 death.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the man passed away in hospital overnight.

“It is a terrible tragedy,” Premier Andrews said.


However, he could not confirm if the man actually died of the virus or with it.

“I can’t speak to the circumstances of that individual and it may well be the coroner will look at that matter and determine the circumstances,” he said.

The man is among 14 Victorians who have succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s death toll to 289 and the national toll to 375.

The other deaths include three women and two men in their 80s and four women and four men in their 90s.

“Our thoughts and best wishes, our sympathies, are obviously with the families of those 14 Victorians, and we wish them well at what will be an incredibly difficult time for them,” the Premier said.

Twelve of the latest fatalities are linked to aged care facilities.

There are now 659 Victorians in hospital, with 41 of those in intensive care and 26 severely ill on a ventilator.

Previously, two Victorian men aged in their 30s were the youngest to die in Australia.

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