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Victoria Covid update: Melbourne teenager shares how ‘Covid almost killed me’ amid new vaccine push

Victoria reported 1,571 new local Covid cases and 13 deaths, making it the state’s deadliest day of the current outbreak

A 17-year-old girl from Hume has shared her brutal experience of “nearly dying” with Covid-19 in a push to encourage Victorians to get vaccinated as the state recorded its deadliest day of the current outbreak and passed 60% second dose targets.

Saela and her seven family members acquired Covid-19 while she was completing Year 11 last month. At the time, she wasn’t eligible for the vaccine.

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