There are 14,371 new community cases of COVID-19 and a further 36 virus-related deaths over the past week, the Ministry of Health has revealed.
The Health Ministry gave the update, which covers the seven-day period from Monday, May 22 to Sunday, May 28, on Monday.
Of the deaths reported, two were in their 60s, six were in their 70s, 16 were in their 80s, and 12 were aged over 90. Of these 17 were women and 19 were men.
The Ministry of Health said as of midnight on Sunday, 248 people are in hospital with the virus, eight of whom are in intensive care.
The total number of people whose deaths are attributed to COVID-19 is now 2942.
Overall, New Zealand has reported over 2.3 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
Last week the Health Ministry reported 14,657 new community cases, 79 virus-related deaths, 247 people in hospital, and eight in ICU.