As at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 29, there were 440 patients in isolation facilities (49 in primary, 61 in secondary and 330 in tertiary isolation).
Of these, 277 patients (63 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 141 (32 per cent) were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, four were in primary isolation, 17 were in secondary and 120 patients were in tertiary isolation.
Twenty-two persons – two in primary, one in secondary and 19 in tertiary isolation – were partially vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, the unvaccinated comprised 43 persons both in primary and secondary, and 191 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.