Barbados health authorities deny that they are not reporting the true figures regarding fully vaccinated people who have contracted covid-19 and are in the isolation facilities.

In a statement issued today, Dr. Corey Forde, who is in charge of the facilities, states that as of yesterday there were 25 fully vaccinated Barbadians in secondary and tertiary isolation in addition to 37 unvaccinated people.

He said one vaccinated person was also in primary isolation, which is reserved for the most severely ill and that was due to a medical problem.

Dr. Forde insists that health officials have nothing to hide when it comes to the numbers at the isolation facilities.

He was at the time addressing claims made by a patient that health authorities are not providing the real figures regarding fully vaccinated covid-19 patients.

Dr. Forde added that as of yesterday evening there were 150 people, including 38 minors, in isolation between the Harrison Point facility and the Sun Bay Hotel isolation facility which was opened to facilitate the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

He pointed out that the Sun Bay facility houses patients who are clinically well with mild symptoms.

The Isolation Facilities Manager said the number of vaccinated people in isolation was due to the fact that over the last few days, a number of Barbadians who had returned from overseas were admitted.

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