The Ministry of Health announced today that there are 7800 new community cases of Covid-19 in NZ today.

The Ministry of Health reported a further 17 Covid-related deaths.

One person whose death was reported today was aged in their 50s, one was in their 60s, four were in their 70s, five were in their 80s and six were over 90.

The total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 is 1039. The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

A further five Covid-related deaths were reported yesterday. There were 411 people in hospital, nine of whom are in the ICU.