Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to providing exceptional care for all patients and a safe and healthy atmosphere for our team.

Because of the pandemic, 2020 will go on record as the deadliest year in U.S. history with more than 3 million lives lost. It's a 15% increase from last year.

COVID-19 has now killed more than 322,000 Americans, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. This year it's the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.

KMBC spoke to Bruce Leisy, bereavement coordinator with Saint Luke's Home Care and Hospice, about healthy ways to cope with grief this holiday season.

Watch the full story below.

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