This report gives a breakdown of the persons in isolation facilities as at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 22.
There were 666 people in isolation. Of these, 478 patients (72 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 101 (15 per cent) were fully vaccinated.
Three of the fully vaccinated patients, who were in primary isolation were in need of care; two were in secondary isolation, and the other 96 were in tertiary isolation.
Forty-five persons, two in primary, two in secondary and 41 in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were 42 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. 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.