As at noon, Monday, February 28, 2022, there were 56 patients in isolation facilities (17 in primary, 30 in secondary, and nine in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 20 patients (36 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 17 (30 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised six persons in primary, 10 in secondary, and four in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, two patients were in primary isolation, 12 in secondary, and three were in tertiary isolation.
Four persons, two in primary and one each in secondary and tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were 15 patients, seven in primary, seven in secondary, and one 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.