Victoria coronavirus: Four children in hospital with COVID-19

Victorian health Minister Jenny Mikakos said four children are currently in hospital with the coronavirus across the state.The news came with grim warning to young people from Ms Mikakos, who said many of those affected by coronavirus were young adults.
“A quarter of infections we are seeing are young people in their 20s,” Ms Mikakos said today. “People in their 60s only represent six per cent.
“This is a highly contagious virus that can strike anyone in our community regardless of their age, regardless of their circumstances.”
Ms Mikakos said it was “concerning” that evidence suggested many Victorians weren’t seeking tests when they developed coronavirus symptoms.
“It’s important that you get tested as soon as possible and that you stay home, and that you stay home until you get your test result.”
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The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said no one is immune to COVID-19.
“There are a lot of young people who have died of this in other parts of the world,” he said.
“There are a lot of otherwise healthy people who are not in the last moments of their life, they’re not in the last chapter they lost, they are much younger, they are otherwise healthy, and they become ill.”
The announcement came as Ms Mikakos announced a number of new health directions around hospitals in the state, limiting visitors for new mums and other hospital patients.
She said the state’s COVID-19 “replication rate” was sitting at about one, which refers to how infectious the disease is, and well control measures are working among different parts of the community.
The Department of Health has established that outbreaks can be controlled if the rate stays below 1.