Greenland has recorded its first COVID-19-related death amid what health officials say is a serious outbreak of the illness in the town of Upernavik — an outbreak they fear may have spread to its surrounding hamlets, Arctic Today reports.
The person who passed away this weekend had been receiving treatment at the town’s health clinic after becoming ill with COVID-19.
Greenland reported its first case of COVID-19 in March 2020. Until this summer, it had seen only sporadic cases of the illness and a limited number of hospitalizations. Since then, the number of cases has risen steadily and the country is now reporting its highest infection rates.