Effective Wednesday, May 25, 2022, there were 63 patients in isolation facilities (three in primary, 54 in secondary, and six in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 43 patients (68 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 18 (29 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised two persons in primary, 35 in secondary, and six in tertiary isolation.
Of those fully vaccinated, one patient was in primary isolation and 17 in secondary. Two persons in secondary isolation were partially vaccinated for COVID-19.
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.