As at noon on Friday, December 3, 2021, there were 354 patients in isolation facilities (43 in primary, 47 in secondary and 264 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 241 patients (68 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 79 (22 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, five were in primary isolation, nine were in secondary and 65 patients were in tertiary isolation.
Eleven persons, two in primary, and nine in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 36 persons in primary, 38 in secondary and 167 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.