This report gives a breakdown of the categories of persons in isolation as at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1.
There were 918 persons in isolation. Of these, 697 patients (76 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 120 (13 per cent) fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, three persons were in primary isolation, two were in secondary isolation, and the other 115 in tertiary isolation.
There were 54 partially vaccinated persons, of which one person was in primary isolation; three in secondary isolation, and the remaining 50 in tertiary isolation.
The number of unvaccinated persons in primary isolation was 24; 31 were in secondary isolation, and 642 in tertiary isolation. The overall figure for persons whose vaccination status was unknown is 47 or five per cent. All were in tertiary isolation.
Primary and secondary isolation for COVID-19 patients in Barbados are units which accommodate those who are very ill and need close monitoring and treatment, with primary isolation being designated for the most severely ill.
Tertiary isolation houses patients who are mildly ill, or not showing any symptoms of the illness. It is important to note that the number of persons in isolation changes throughout the day as patients are admitted and discharged.