As at noon, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, there were 61 patients in isolation facilities (16 in primary, 37 in secondary and eight in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 30 patients (49 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 18 (30 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised 10 persons in primary, 16 in secondary, and four in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, four patients were in primary isolation, 12 in secondary, and two were in tertiary isolation.
Five persons, two each in primary and secondary isolation, and one in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were eight patients, seven in secondary, and one in tertiary isolation, 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.