Massachusetts reports 290 new coronavirus cases, 17 new deaths as positive test rate stays higher

a person wearing a costume: BOSTON MA. JULY 8: Melissa Leaston, director of nursing at Whittier Street Health Center, performs free covid-19 testing in the parking lot of the Central Boston Elder Services on July 8, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)