Teen, 15, among latest Covid deaths in Victoria

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A teenager from Victoria, who tested positive for Covid-19, is among the state's latest Covid victims.

On Saturday, Victoria's Commander, Jeroen Weimar confirmed a 15-year-old girl had died after testing positive for Covid-19.

The girl also had other underlying health conditions.

A 15-year-old girl has died after contracting Covid-19 in Victoria. Source: Getty Images, file/AAP
A 15-year-old girl has died after contracting Covid-19 in Victoria. Source: Getty Images, file/AAP

"That is a sad and tragic case," he said. 

"We won't be making any more comments on her but we will send our best wishes to her family and the family of all those who have lost their lives with Covid, particularly in the last 24 hours."

The teenager is the state's youngest person to die of Covid-19 during the current outbreak.

Six other people died after testing positive for Covid-19 and there are now 798 people in the state who are in hospital with the virus.

Victoria recorded 1,993 new infections on Saturday.

Mr Weimar said 88.5 per cent of Victoria's over-16 population have now had one vaccine dose and 64.3 per cent both.

Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the exact date Melbourne will exit its sixth lockdown on Sunday, with the state to hit 70 per cent full vaccination ahead of schedule next week.

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