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As at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, there were 149 patients in isolation facilities (38 in primary, 33 in secondary, and 78 in tertiary isolation).

Of these, 92 patients (62 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 52 (35 per cent) were fully vaccinated.  Of those fully vaccinated, six were in primary isolation, 10 were in secondary and 36 patients were in tertiary isolation.

Five persons, two in primary and three in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 30 persons in primary, 23 in secondary, and 39 in tertiary isolation.

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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