Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa has broken the record for the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients more than once this past week. The spike in new novel coronavirus cases in recent weeks has driven a record number of sick patients into hospitals across the state. Over the past week, Iowa has continuously reached new highs in the number of people hospitalized with the virus, topping off at 536 total patients as of this morning. “I would certainly say that it very much is possible to overwhelm hospitals,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, chief executive officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.