Of the new cases, 4712 were reinfections.
RNZ reports there were also 211 people with Covid-19 in hospital as of midnight Sunday, with seven cases in ICU.
The seven-day rolling average of cases was 1605.
Last week 11,544 new cases were reported and 12 further deaths attributed to Covid-19.
Three years on from the country's first lockdown, former director-general of health Sir Ashley Bloomfield said New Zealand had stayed below predicted death rates, which was" virtually unique around the world".
A Royal Commission of Inquiry into Aotearoa's pandemic response is due to be completed in June 2024.