This report gives a breakdown of the categories of persons in isolation as at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15.

There were 654 persons in isolation. Of these, 483 patients (74 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 103 (16 per cent) fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated patients, two were in primary isolation; two persons in secondary isolation, and the other 99 were in tertiary isolation. There were 13 partially vaccinated persons, who were all in tertiary isolation. 

The number of unvaccinated persons in primary isolation was 22; 32 persons were in secondary isolation, and 429 in tertiary isolation.

The overall figure for persons whose vaccination status was unknown is 55 or eight 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.

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