As at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2022, there were 44 patients in isolation facilities (11 in primary, 22 in secondary, and 11 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 22 patients (50 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 16 (37 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised five persons in primary, 13 in secondary, and four in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, two patients were in primary isolation, eight in secondary, and six in tertiary. One person in primary isolation was partially vaccinated for COVID-19.
There were five patients, three in primary isolation and one each in secondary and tertiary, 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.