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Quarantine lifted for international travelers in ND

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s top health official has lifted the state’s 14-day quarantine order for people returning from international travel.

The quarantine order was issued in April and amended twice, most recently in July. Interim

State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani said his decision follows the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It’s important for North Dakotans to remember that individual countries may have their own restrictions that impact travel,” he said in a statement. “Check with your destination’s Ministry of Health for the most up-to-date information.”

The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel due to the pandemic.

North Dakota continued to build on record highs for active cases of the coronavirus and number of hospitalizations, according to state Department of Health figures released Monday.

The update shows that the number of active cases grew by two in the last day, to a total of 3,210. The number of people currently receiving care in medical facilities rose by six, to 87.

Officials reported one new death, a man in his 80s from Rolette County with underlying health conditions. The death toll stands at 193 since the pandemic began.