Victoria’s lockdown to be extended, as state records 92 new cases

Victoria’s lockdown to be extended, as state records 92 new cases

Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that  lockdown will be extended as Victoria  recorded 92 new local cases of COVID-19 in the last day. It is the largest number of cases recorded in a single day since 110 on September 2, 2020.

The statewide lockdown was called after just eight new cases were found in early August and it is due to end on 2nd September.

"Obviously with almost 100 cases today, where many of them remain mysteries, many of them were out in the community during their infectious period, it is not going to be possible for us to open up our Victorian community in just a couple of days' time," Mr Andrews said.

However, Mr Andrews stopped short on announcing for how long exactly the lockdown will be extended, but said another update will come later in the week.

There are currently 773 active cases of COVID-19 across the state and of those, 300 are under 20-years-old.

COVID-19 Commander Jeroen said that 171 of the state's active cases are under the age of 10, 131 in their teens and there are roughly 300 between the ages of 20 and 39.

"So the vast majority of cases continue to be amongst the younger members of the society and I particularly appeal to those people in their 20s and 30s, this virus is very active in your age group at this point in time, permitted workers, authorised workers, please be mindful of any symptoms you have and any contact to exposure sites you may have," he said.