As at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, there were 138 patients in isolation facilities (five in primary isolation, 67 in secondary, and 66 in tertiary).
Of these, 24 patients (17 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 47 (34 per cent) were fully vaccinated. All of the unvaccinated persons were in secondary isolation. The fully vaccinated patients comprised four in primary isolation and 43 in secondary 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.