As at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2022, there were 48 patients in isolation facilities (three in primary isolation and 45 in secondary).
Of these, 32 patients (67 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 16 (33 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised three persons in primary and 29 in secondary isolation. All 16 patients who were fully vaccinated were 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.