Positive wastewater results had been detected in Hamilton and Palmerston North on October 6 and 7.
There are 26 cases in hospital, seven of these are in ICU or high dependency units (HDU).
One of the people in hospital is in Palmerston North. The other hospitalised cases are spread around Auckland and Waikato – three at North Shore, 13 at Middlemore, eight at Auckland City, and one at Waikato Base Hospital.
Presumably, the hospital case is either Palmy's Case Zero - the luckless truckie - or a close associate.
Ah well. It was fun while it lasted.