This report gives a breakdown of the persons in isolation facilities as at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021.
There were 538 people in isolation. Of these, 430 patients (80 per cent) were unvaccinated and 47 (nine per cent) were fully vaccinated. Three of the fully vaccinated patients who were in primary isolation were in need of care, and the other 44 were in tertiary isolation.
Thirty-seven persons – one in primary, two in secondary, and 34 in tertiary isolation – were partially vaccinated for COVID-19.
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 housing the most severely ill.
Meanwhile, tertiary isolation houses patients who are only mildly ill or not showing illness. It is important to note that the number of persons in isolation is fluid and changes throughout the day as persons are admitted and discharged.