As at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, there were 83 patients in isolation facilities (21 in primary, 56 in secondary, and six in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 60 patients (73 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 21 (25 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised 17 persons in primary, 37 in secondary, and six in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, three patients were in primary isolation and 18 in secondary.
One person, in primary isolation, was partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There was one patient in secondary 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.