Saturday: 12 deaths, 6745 new community cases, 339 people in hospital
There have been 12 further deaths and another 6745 new community cases of Covid-19 reported today.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7512 today, up from 7415 last week.
In today's statement, the Ministry of Health said there were 339 people with Covid-19 in hospital, down from 363 yesterday, with 15 people in intensive care.
There has now been a total of 857 deaths of people with Covid-19 in New Zealand.
The 12 reported today include three people were from Auckland; two from Waikato; one from MidCentral; two from the Greater Wellington region; three from Canterbury and one from Southern. One person was in their 40s; one in their 60s; two in their 70s; four in their 80s and four were aged over 90. Seven were women and five were men.
The Ministry of Health said there were also 93 cases identified at the border.
There were 24 deaths and 7347 new cases reported yesterday.
New Zealand has now recorded a total of 980,573 confirmed cases of Covid-19.