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State data showed the three deaths were of residents of Anchorage, Fairbanks and the Bethel Census Area, though it was not immediately clear whether they had occurred recently. In total, 306 Alaskans and four nonresidents with COVID-19 have died since the pandemic reached the Alaska in March.

Alaska’s death rate per capita is still among the lowest in the country, but the state’s size and vulnerable health care system complicate national comparisons.

Alaska this month became the first state

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