A man in his 20s has become Australia's youngest COVID-19 victim.
Another 14 Victorians have died from COVID-19 and 372 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the state.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the latest victims include a man in his 20s, three women and two men in their 80s and four women and four men in their 90s.
12 of the deaths are linked to aged care.
There are currently more than 3000 mystery cases in the state, the largest proportion of which are occurring in the 20-29 age group.
"They are the people doing the shopping, working in permitted industries going out. Those who are out and about for lawful reasons, as much as they are out and about breaking rules," Andrews said.
Victoria's "cause for hope" as numbers continue to drop.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says there is a "real cause for hope" that Victoria is flattening its rate of coronavirus infections as lockdown measures take hold.
The state recorded 278 new cases on Thursday, its lowest tally since July 20, after one week of Australia's harshest restrictions.
Mr Hunt said the agonising lockdowns in Victoria were beginning to play a role, along with strengthening the contact tracing regime.