This report gives a breakdown of the categories of persons in isolation as at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 10.
There were 564 persons in isolation. Of these, 453 patients (80 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 99 (18 per cent) fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated patients, one is in primary isolation; two are in secondary isolation and the other 96 are in tertiary isolation. There are 12 partially vaccinated persons 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.