Massachusetts reports 1,128 new coronaviurs cases

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Media: State House News Service

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

Massachusetts reported 1,128 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths Sunday as new infections in the state continue to increase rapidly. The day’s positivity rate per people tested was 0.9 percent, as was the test positivity rate. 

Saturday’s case total is up significantly from 968 Friday and more than double the 550 reported just a week ago. The state has now reported more than 800 new cases in a single day five times this week. 1,228 is the single highest daily total since 1,512 on May 16. 

Emerson does not update its COVID-19 dashboard on the weekends as no new tests are administered at Tufts Medical Center.