Canberra records 788 new COVID-19 cases, 76 hospitalisations, a pandemic high

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
Updated May 8 2022 - 3:36am, first published 1:00am

Canberra has hit a new high for COVID-related hospitalisations in the pandemic, as new infections fall during the weekend.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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