Massachusetts reports 744 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, Deputy News Editor

Massachusetts reported 744 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths Sunday as cases continue to trend up in the state. The day’s positivity rate per people tested was 4 percent, and the test positivity rate was 2.4 percent. 

Sunday’s case total is up significantly from 550 Saturday and 570 a week ago, marking the third time the state reported 700 or more new cases in a single day this week. 

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