As at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2022, there were 105 patients in isolation facilities (32 in primary, 63 in secondary, and 10 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 50 patients (47 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 21 (20 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised 15 persons in primary, 30 in secondary, and five in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, six patients were in primary isolation, 11 in secondary, and four were in tertiary isolation.
Six persons, four in primary, and one each in secondary and tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were 28 patients, seven in primary and 21 in secondary 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.