There were 76 new community cases of Covid-19 found in the Whanganui area in the Ministry of Health's announcement today .
Three people are at Whanganui Hospital with Covid-19.
The ministry said 16 people died with Covid-19 nationwide in the last seven days, taking the total number of people having died with Covid-19 to 1,488.
The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
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There were 8,028 community cases announced by the ministry, with 383 current hospitalisations.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 5,480 – last Tuesday it was 4,878.
"The increase in case numbers is not unusual after a long weekend," the ministry said.
"It will take more time before we are able to determine if this is part of a trend."