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In a statement this afternoon, the Ministry of Health said nationally there were 6910 community cases on Monday, 836 people in hospital and 16 more deaths.
The seven-day rolling average of community cases today is 8498, down from last Monday's rolling average of 9697.
The Ministry said the latest deaths happened in the past three days. The total number of publicly reported deaths of people with Covid is now 2006. The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 24.
Of the deaths reported today, one person was from Auckland region, one was from Waikato, two were from Lakes, one was from Tairawhiti, one was from Hawke’s Bay, four were from Taranaki, one was from Whanganui, two were from Wellington region, three were from Southern. Six were in their 70s, five were in their 80s and five were aged over 90. Of these people, five were women and 11 were men.
The other cases in hospital are spread across Northland: 21; Waitematā: 108; Counties Manukau: 77; Auckland: 98; Waikato: 86; Bay of Plenty: 44; Lakes: 11; Hawke’s Bay: 30; MidCentral: 46; Whanganui: 14; Taranaki: 17; Tairawhiti: 3; Wairarapa: 7; Capital & Coast/Hutt: 60; Nelson Marlborough: 18; and Southern: 41.
There are currently 59,445 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, including 9027 in the Canterbury/West Coast DHB area.