Members of the medical staff communicate through a barrier in the COVID-19 ICU at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston on July 2. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have ballooned since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities.

Members of the medical staff communicate through a barrier in the COVID-19 ICU at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston on July 2. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have ballooned since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities.