As at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2022, there were 50 patients in isolation facilities (12 in primary, 31 in secondary, and seven in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 28 patients (56 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 18 (36 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised nine persons in primary, 18 in secondary, and one in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, one patient was in primary isolation, 12 in secondary, and five in tertiary.
There were four patients, two 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.