As at 9:00 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2022, there were 128 patients in isolation facilities (20 in primary, 55 in secondary and 53 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 78 patients (61 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 48 (37 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, six patients were in primary isolation, 25 in secondary and 17 were in tertiary isolation.
Two persons, both in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 14 persons in primary, 30 in secondary and 34 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.