A man in his 20s is among the 14 Victorians who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Included in the deaths are three women and two men in their 80s, and four women and four men in their 90s.
Twelve of those 14 deaths are linked to aged care outbreaks - taking the total death toll to 289.
As reported earlier, there have been 372 new cases of coronavirus confirmed today.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced 492 active cases are in regional Victoria. There are now 7842 active cases statewide.
There are 659 Victorians in hospital, 41 of those who are in intensive care, including 26 on a ventilator.
There are 51 new "mystery cases" in today's figures - which brings the total to 3,119 cases where the source of infection is not known.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said around 13 per cent of regional Victoria cases were "mystery cases."
Premier Daniel Andrews spoke to regional media this morning, where he didn't rule out imposing tougher restrictions to combat growing outbreaks in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.
The Mail-Times put questions to Mr Andrews about the cross-border communities reeling from South Australia's crack down on Victorians entering the state. You can find that story here.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Another Horsham resident officially recovered from COVID-19 yesterday, localised DHHS figures revealed.
Three active cases remain in the local government area.
There were no changes for the rest of the Wimmera.
Two active cases remain in West Wimmera and one active case remains in the Northern Grampians.
Ararat remains free of active COVID-19 cases after Wednesday's good news that someone had recovered from the virus.
New local figures are expected mid-to-late afternoon.
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