Massachusetts reports 626 new coronavirus cases

Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from the media at Mill City BBQ and Brew in Lowell, MA, September 23, 2020.

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Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from the media at Mill City BBQ and Brew in Lowell, MA, September 23, 2020.

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor

Massachusetts reported 626 new coronavirus cases Sunday, along with three deaths. The positive rate released Sunday was 3.2 percent.

Cases rose from Saturday but are still down from earlier in the week. The state reported more than 700 new cases on both Thursday and Friday, 753 and 708, respectively. 

Infections have been climbing in the state in recent weeks. The jump between Wednesday and Thursdays numbers—510 to 708—was the largest single day spike in cases since May 30. The state has averaged 593 new cases per day over the past two weeks, up 60 percent from the average two weeks prior.

Emerson does not release dashboard updates on the weekend.