Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton described the jump as “absolutely concerning” and warned it would get "worse before it gets better."
“It’s clearly concerning, today are very big numbers,” he said this week. “Changing the law is something we’ll have to consider because we have to do whatever it takes to change this situation around.”
Sutton added that younger people were making up a greater proportion of the total number of cases.
“They need to understand the message, they can’t dismiss it that they might have a milder illness. Everyone has parents and grandparents and the most vulnerable will die,” he said.
The total number of cases in Victoria since the pandemic began now stands at 2,099, per ABC News.