COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the U.S., and rates in Hennepin County and Eden Prairie are following suit, based on data released today by Hennepin County.
The Eden Prairie COVID-19 14-day case rate jumped 82 percent for the period ending Nov. 9, according to the Hennepin County COVID-19 Dashboard.
The current rate reported is 56.5 cases per 10,000 residents, up from 31 for the previous two weeks ending Nov. 2. As of Nov. 9, there have been 1,403 cases of COVID-19 reported in Eden Prairie. The 12 deaths reported remained unchanged from the previous week.
Even with the substantial increase, the Eden Prairie COVID-19 rate is the lowest of surrounding communities and Hennepin County as a whole. See the accompanying chart for details.
The 56.5 case rate puts Eden Prairie Schools over the Minnesota Department of Health’s Learning Model Parameters suggesting distance learning for all students. The district anticipated the upward trend and announced Nov. 10 that all grade levels will go to distance learning by Dec. 1 for the remainder of the calendar year.
Eden Prairie Schools
Eden Prairie Schools reports updated 14-day COVID-19 cases among students and staff every Friday. EPLN will report that information in this location each week.
10/29 – 11/12
Staff – 7 cases Students – 34 cases
(Note: Eden Prairie Schools has 1,825 staff members and 8,768 students. Total staff is all district employees, including coaches, advisors, and reserve staff.)
(Source: Eden Prairie Schools)
City of Eden Prairie/Hennepin County and Surrounding Cities
Hennepin County and the City of Eden Prairie report 14-day COVID positive rates per 10,000 residents. EPLN will report information for Eden Prairie, Hennepin County and a few cities contiguous to Eden Prairie in this location each week.
10/6 – 10/19 10/13 – 10/26 10/20-11/2 10/27-11/9
Eden Prairie 24.7 25.8 31.0 56.5
Hennepin County 29.4 38.0 58.2 98.7
Bloomington 25.9 36.0 60.0 93.1
Edina 23.9 33.2 41.1 67.7
Hopkins 33.9 45.9 63.9 94.5
Minnetonka 21.9 23.4 38.1 77.5
As of 11/9/2020, Eden Prairie had 1,403 cases and 12 deaths. (The Minnesota Department of Health reports 1,471 cases as of 11/12.)
(Source: Hennepin County COVID-19 Public Dashboard)
Chanhassen has reported a total of 644 cases. Chaska has reported 941. Carver County has reported a total of nine COVID-19 related deaths.
(Source: MDH data reported on the Carver County website. Data through 11/16/2020.)