As at 11:00 a.m., today, Monday, March 7, 2022, there were 50 patients in isolation facilities (nine in primary, 34 in secondary, and seven in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 21 patients (42 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 15 (30 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised five persons in primary isolation and 16 in secondary. Of those fully vaccinated, 12 patients were in secondary isolation and three in tertiary.
Four persons, one in primary, two in secondary, and one in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were 10 patients, three in primary, four in secondary, and three 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.