As at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2022, there were 170 patients in isolation facilities (17 in primary, 38 in secondary and 115 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 55 patients (32 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 79 (47 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, four patients were in primary isolation, 19 in secondary, and 56 were in tertiary isolation.
Five persons, two in secondary and three in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 13 persons in primary, 17 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.