As at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2022, there were 76 patients in isolation facilities (nine in primary, 65 in secondary, and two in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 31 patients (41 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 43 (56 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised six persons in primary isolation and 25 in secondary. Of those fully vaccinated, three patients were in primary isolation, and 40 in secondary. There were two patients, 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.