As at noon, Friday, March 4, 2022, there were 54 patients in isolation facilities (15 in primary, 35 in secondary, and four in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 26 patients (48 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 14 (26 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised nine persons in primary, 15 in secondary, and two in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, four patients were in primary isolation and 10 in secondary.
Five persons, two each in primary and secondary isolation and one in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were nine patients, eight 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.