Of the 23 new cases registered today, 13 were local transmissions with the remaining 10 imported, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
There are now 246 people in hospitals with COVID-19 related complications, of which 90 people are in intensive care units.
The Ministry further said Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have recorded around 60 per cent of the total recovered COVID-19 cases.
India on Monday overtook Brazil to register the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world at 37,80,107, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Officials reported of 793 confirmed cases now hospitalized, 35% of which are in intensive care.
Three men from Brownsville, two women and a man from Harlingen, three women from La Feria and one woman and three men from San Benito are among the dead.
The number of active cases, which counts people with confirmed COVID-19 cases still in their isolation period, rose from 120 on Friday to 134 on Monday.
Altogether, the state has confirmed 26,842 cases of COVID-19 since March. The number of positive cases in Los Angeles County far exceeds all other counties in the state, with Riverside County coming in second at around 55,000 cases, per state data.
Provincially, 317 new cases were announced, including four that are epi-linked. Hospitalization is an important metric for charting the course of the pandemic, because it captures how many people are seriously ill with the virus, health officials wrote in a statement. The total recovered cases are 37,80,107.