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Second federal cabinet minister tested for COVID-19, Total cases in Canada-117

BY , Mar 12, 2020 1:25 AM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Apr 24, 2020 3:33 PM

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Chief Medical Officer Theresa Tam (right) look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference on the coronavirus situation, in Ottawa, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus continues to climb, as New Brunswick reports its first presumptive case.

Canada's total now stands at 117.

Meantime, a second federal cabinet minister has been tested for COVID-19 and is self-isolating as she waits for results.

Minister of small business and international trade Mary Ng says she thinks she's suffering from asthma and a cold, but has been tested as a precaution.

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan is also staying home while he waits for COVID-19 test results.

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