As at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, there were 941 persons in isolation. Of these, 642 patients (68 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 131 (14 per cent) fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, one person was in secondary isolation, and the other 130 were in tertiary isolation. There were 38 partially vaccinated persons, of which two were in primary isolation; one was in secondary isolation, and the remaining 35 in tertiary isolation.
The number of unvaccinated persons in primary isolation was 23; 35 were in secondary isolation, and 584 in tertiary isolation.
The overall figure for persons whose vaccination status was unknown is 130 or 14 per cent. All were 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 being designated for the most severely ill.
Tertiary isolation houses patients who are mildly ill, or not showing any symptoms of the illness.
It is important to note that the number of persons in isolation changes throughout the day as patients are admitted and discharged.