As at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 28, there were 156 patients in isolation facilities (29 in primary, 82 in secondary and 45 in tertiary isolation).

Of these, 71 patients (46 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 68 (44 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised 22 persons in primary, 37 in secondary, and 12 in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, six patients were in primary isolation, 43 in secondary, and 19 were in tertiary isolation.

Additionally, there were seven partially vaccinated persons – one in primary isolation, two in secondary isolation, and four in tertiary isolation. There were 10 patients 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.

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