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Covid Hospitalization Record Near as Midwest, Texas Drive Surge

Medical staff members check on a patient at the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 8.

Medical staff members check on a patient at the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 8.

Photographer: Go Nakamura/Bloomberg

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The U.S. appears poised to hit record Covid-19 hospitalizations this week, with numbers soaring in populous Midwest states including Illinois and Michigan as well as along the U.S.-Mexico border.