As at noon, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, there were 816 patients in isolation facilities (48 in primary, 69 in secondary and 699 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 549 patients (67 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 230 (28 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, five were in primary isolation, 18 were in secondary, and 207 patients were in tertiary isolation.
Thirty-seven persons, six in secondary and 31 in tertiary isolation, were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 43 persons in primary, 45 in secondary, and 461 in tertiary isolation.
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.