Malaysia has recorded another COVID-19 death this morning, bringing the cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia to 21.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah identified the 63-year-old man, who was linked to the Sri Petaling tabligh cluster, as Case 1,588. He had a history of chronic illnesses.

The man tested positive on March 22 after developing symptoms and was treated at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar, Kedah on March 23.

"During treatment, his health deteriorated and passed away on March 26 at 4am. The Health Ministry expresses condolences to the family," said Noor Hisham.