A world-first coronavirus test will be rolled out across hot spots in Victoria today, as health authorities begin the blame game for who’s responsible for the various outbreaks.
The saliva test is said to be less invasive than the nasal swab and can see more people tested.
It comes as the state recorded another 49 cases yesterday alone, with authorities testing around 20,000 people a day.
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Meantime, health authorities have been quick to point the finger at the cause of the outbreaks, claiming millennials are driving up the crisis because they refuse to follow the rules.
Young adults in their 20s and 30s make up a third of the new spike, compared to a quarter in the first wave.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says asymptomatic people under 40 are most likely spreading the virus.
“It is hard to get in there with a message to people who suffer more mild illness.
“But I would say to anyone who is young, from teenager to 20s or 30s, don’t just think about your family, think about what this might mean in terms of transmission through your entire community and what the consequences might be for those who are most at risk,” Mr Sutton said yesterday.
The Victorian Premier is considering locking down suburbs that have been worst hit by the virus, and is expected to make a call on that tomorrow.