Arkansas has hit its COVID-19 testing goal for the month of June.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that the state has exceeded the 120,000 mark that was set for June. As of May 22, there have been 120,053 tests performed so far.
In total, there have been 256,339 tests performed in Arkansas since the pandemic began, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)’s COVID-19 website. Of this total, 240,256 of the tests have been negative while 16,083 have been positive.
Based on the figures provided by the ADH website and Hutchinson, approximately 46.8 percent of the state’s tests to date have been performed during June.
This is the second month testing goal that Hutchinson has set for Arkansas. He set a goal of 60,000 tests to be performed during May. According to Hutchinson, there are plans to expand the testing goal for July, but the numbers for this testing effort have not been announced.
“We’ve got more time to continue to do testing this month. In the coming days, we will announce our testing goals for July as we look ahead, and I assure you that we are going to continue to expand that effort in Arkansas and hopefully the supply chain will keep up with us,” he said.