IDPH also reported Monday that 40,837 new cases of the disease had been confirmed since Wednesday afternoon, for an average of 8,167 per day. Those cases were from 393,461 tests performed, for a five-day positivity rate of 10.4 percent.
The preliminary seven-day rolling average of cases as a percent of tests stood at 10.2 percent, down from 10.9 percent a week earlier.
IDPH said there have now been 726,304 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois since the pandemic began, including 12,278 fatalities. More than a quarter of those fatalities, 3,204, were recorded in November.