As at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 24, 2022, there were 132 patients in isolation facilities (24 in primary, 62 in secondary and 46 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 74 patients (56 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 55 (42 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, seven patients were in primary isolation, 28 in secondary, and 20 were in tertiary isolation.
Three persons, one each in primary, secondary and tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 16 persons in primary, 33 in secondary, and 25 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.