Corrections chief says planning to replace Oahu Community Correctional Center will continue.
The unidentified inmates appeared in court and later tested positive for COIVD-19, a jail official said.
George Shimabuku, 84, is one of four Hawaii prisoners serving time in Arizona who died with the disease.
Inmates and staff at correctional facilities are being infected at a higher rate than anyone else.
Shifts in the Oahu jail population suggest the state should reconsider the size of the new facility.
So far 169 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at the state’s largest prison.
So far at least 89 inmates and staff members have been infected at Halawa Correctional Facility.
More than half of the 1,079 Hawaii prisoners at Saguaro have tested positive for COVID-19. Three who had the disease have died.
UPDATED. More than half of the state’s inmates serving time at the Arizona facility were infected, and one inmate was confirmed to have died Tuesday.