As at noon, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, there were 49 patients in isolation facilities (nine in primary, 29 in secondary, and 11 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 19 patients (39 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 16 (33 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised two persons in primary, 13 in secondary, and four in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, two patients were in primary, 10 in secondary, and four in tertiary isolation.
Two persons, one each in primary and secondary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were 12 patients, four in primary, five 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.