Of the new cases, 4630 are reinfections reports RNZ.
The ministry reported 24 deaths over the past week.
The ministry said 26 deaths were attributable to Covid-19. It said the change in total deaths with Covid-19 may not be equal to the number of new deaths reported today.
"This is because deaths that occurred more than 28 days after a positive test that are subsequently determined to be unrelated to Covid are removed from the total."