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Covid-19 update: 11,453 new cases, six deaths and 177 in hospital

There have been 11,453 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the past week, and six further deaths.

Of the new cases, were 4811 reinfections.

The ministry reported 18 deaths with six attributed to Covid-19. Four were determined not to be due to the coronavirus and for eight the cause of death was not yet available.

There were also 177 people with Covid-19 in hospital as of midnight Sunday, including one in ICU.

The seven-day rolling average of cases is now 1632, up from last week’s figure of 1279.

Figures reported last week showed there had been 9100 new cases, with 40 deaths and 200 people hospitalised.