This report gives a breakdown of the persons in isolation facilities as at 11:00 a.m., today, Friday, October 29.
There were 683 people in isolation. Of these, 443 patients (65 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 155 (23 per cent) were fully vaccinated.
Twenty-four patients were in primary isolation – three were fully vaccinated and 21 were unvaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, three were in primary isolation, six were in secondary and 146 patients were in tertiary isolation.
Fifty-one persons, three in secondary and 48 in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were also 34 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.