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.
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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.
Twelve of the latest fatalities are linked to aged care facilities.
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Previously, two Victorian men aged in their 30s were the youngest to die in Australia.