This report gives a breakdown of the persons in isolation facilities as at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
There were 533 people in isolation. Of these, 419 patients (78 per cent) were unvaccinated and 42 (eight per cent) were fully vaccinated. Two of the fully vaccinated patients who were in primary isolation were in need of care, and the other 40 were in tertiary isolation.
Thirty-five persons – one in primary, four in secondary, and 30 in tertiary isolation – were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were 37 persons in tertiary isolation whose status was unknown.
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.