State health officials identified six new cases of dengue fever today, bringing the total number on Hawaii island to 230.
Of the six new cases, three are potentially infectious, officials said. Overall, 208 of the confirmed cases are Hawaii island residents while 22 are visitors.
This is the first cluster of locally acquired dengue fever since the 2011 outbreak on Oahu.
According to the state Department of Health, 188 of the victims were adults while 42 were children, with an onset of illness ranging from Sept. 11 to Jan. 16.
As of today, 962 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results or not meeting case criteria, officials said.