This report gives a breakdown of the categories of persons in isolation as at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27.
There were 1,048 persons in isolation. Of these, 745 patients (71 per cent) were unvaccinated, and 178 (17 per cent) fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, two persons were in secondary isolation, and the other 176 were in tertiary isolation.
There were 62 partially vaccinated persons, two of whom were in primary isolation; three were in secondary isolation, and the remaining 57 in tertiary isolation.
The number of unvaccinated persons in primary isolation was 27; 31 were in secondary isolation, and 687 in tertiary isolation.
The overall figure for persons whose vaccination status was unknown is 63 or six 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. (BGIS)