Victorian COVID-19 Response Commander Jeroen Weimar says the “vast majority” of COVID cases in the state are in “the younger members of our society”.
Mr Weimar also said 29 of the 92 new local COVID cases recorded in the state were still under investigation.
“The age profile of our positive cases continues to be very young,” he said.
“We have 300 people under the age of 20 in our 773 active cases. So, 171 people under the age of 10 and 131 in their teens, between 10 and 19.
“Similarly, we have 300 people between the ages of 20 and 30.
“I particularly appeal to people in their 20s and 30s, this virus is very active in your age group at this point in time.
“We know that many of the people in that age group, particularly permitted workers, authorised workers, please, we ask you to be very mindful of any symptoms you may have and any contact and exposure sites you may have.”