In international news, the United Kingdom now has the highest COVID-19 death rate in the world. On Wednesday, a record 1,820 people died across the U.K. as hospitals report being overwhelmed with patients — and the worst may still be to come. This is Kelly Clarke, an ICU nurse in England’s Royal Derby Hospital.
Kelly Clarke: “We’ve got staff here who are absolutely exhausted and traumatized. A lot of staff are struggling with their mental health. The nurses are coming in and working extremely hard. A lot of them are doing extra shifts.”