This report gives a breakdown of the persons in isolation facilities as at 12:00 p.m., Monday, November 1, 2021.
There were 685 people in isolation. Of these, 461 patients (67 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 145 (21 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, three were in primary isolation, six were in secondary and 136 patients were in tertiary isolation.
Forty-five persons, one in primary isolation, one in secondary and 43 in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. There were also 34 persons in tertiary isolation whose 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.