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.
Inmates and staff at correctional facilities are being infected at a higher rate than anyone else.
George Shimabuku was convicted of three killings, including a shooting inside the Oahu prison in 1967.
There are now a total of 20 active staff and inmate COVID-19 cases at the state’s largest prison.
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.
An inmate from Hawaii was found dead in his bunk Thursday, but it is not known if he had the virus.
A judge in Northern California decided the U.S. Treasury cannot block prisoners from claiming the payments.
Mass testing of 1,011 Hawaii inmates at Saguaro was completed Thursday.