As at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2022, there were 74 patients in isolation facilities (16 in primary, 53 in secondary and five in tertiary isolation).

Of these, 32 patients (43 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 31 (42 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised eight persons in primary and 24 in secondary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, four patients were in primary isolation and 27 in secondary.

Three persons, one in primary isolation and two in secondary, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were eight patients, three in primary and five in tertiary isolation, whose vaccination 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.

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