COVID-19 case rates in Eden Prairie and other western suburbs appear to be mirroring overall Minnesota indicators that a third wave of pandemic activity may have peaked.
The Minnesota Department of Health April 27 reported that the state’s seven-day average positivity rate of COVID-19 diagnostic testing has dropped from a peak of 7.5% on April 8 to 6.6%.
By comparison, Eden Prairie’s 14-day positive rates appear to have peaked in the period of March 30 to April 12 and have since dropped slightly. The same is true for most surrounding communities.
Eden Prairie Schools reported a drop in student positive cases from 34 to 26 cases in the two most recent 14-day periods. Staff positive cases have hovered from 0 to 2 cases since the middle of March.
April 27 – Eden Prairie Schools, Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Chanhassen, Chaska COVID Update
Eden Prairie Schools
Eden Prairie Schools reports updated 14-day COVID-19 cases among students and staff every Friday. EPLN will report that information every other week.
4/9 – 4/23
Staff – 1 case Students – 26 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.)
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 periodically. (Note: Previous weeks’ data often is updated in subsequent reports.)
As of 4/24/2021, Eden Prairie reported 4,877 cases and 18 deaths.
(Source: Hennepin County COVID-19 Public Dashboard)
Hennepin County Percentage of Residents Who Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine
(as of 4/25/2021)
|Total Cases||Deaths||% Vaccinated|
NR = not reported
(Source: MDH data reported on the Carver County website. Data through 4/26/2021 unless otherwise noted. Vaccine data from mn.gov.)