As at noon, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, there were 102 patients in isolation facilities (44 in primary, 49 in secondary and nine in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 69 patients (68 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 28 (27 per cent) were fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated comprised 28 persons in primary, 33 in secondary and eight in tertiary isolation. Of those fully vaccinated, 14 patients were in primary isolation, 13 in secondary, and one in tertiary.
Two persons, one each in primary and secondary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were three patients, one in primary and two 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.