The Ministry of Health has reported 22 new deaths of people with Covid-19 - including a child - with another 9307 community cases recorded today.
In a statement, the Ministry said there were 570 people in hospital with the coronavirus, up sharply from 423 last week, although slightly down on yesterday's 587.
Nine are in intensive care, with the average age of those in hospital now 65.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 8690, up from 6825 this time last week.
The 22 deaths recorded today all occurred in the past week and included a child under the age of 10. The rest included three in their 50s, three in their 60s, five in their 70s, seven in their 80s, and three aged over 90. Eight were female and 14 were male.
Six were from Auckland region, four were from Waikato, one was from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Hawkes Bay, one was from MidCentral, two were from the Wellington region, four were from Canterbury/West Coast, and two were from Southern.
The total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 is now 1663.
Today's community cases include 251 people who have recently travelled overseas.
The ministry initially said there were 13,344 new community cases yesterday, although this was later adjusted to 9318 new cases, with the ministry blaming a "computer glitch" for the wrong numbers.
There have now been 1,413,437 cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.