As at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2022, there were 54 patients in isolation facilities (four in primary and 50 in secondary isolation).
Of these, 25 patients (46 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 28 (52 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised two persons in primary and 23 in secondary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, two patients were in primary isolation and 26 in secondary. One person, in secondary isolation, was partially vaccinated for COVID-19.
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.