This report gives a breakdown of the categories of persons in isolation as at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22.

There were 947 persons in isolation. Of these, 707 patients (75 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 122 (13 per cent) fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated patients, one was in secondary isolation, and the other 121 were in tertiary isolation. 

There were 43 partially vaccinated persons, two of whom were in primary isolation, one in secondary isolation and the other 40 in tertiary isolation.

The number of unvaccinated persons in primary isolation was 23; 31 were in secondary isolation; and 653 in tertiary isolation.

The overall figure for persons whose vaccination status was unknown is 75, or eight per cent. All of them 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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