...the total is 70 minutes


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Typically, a student will have 60 minutes to complete the test. But since Jane is badly ill, she will be given 10 more minutes. So the total is 70 minutes.

I wrote this. I wonder if the underlined part sounds natural.

Thank you so much.
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    I think you'll want "her total" to make it clear the total is for her. And you can add more clarity by combining the two sentences.

    But since Jane is ill, she will be given an extra 10 minutes, for a total of 70 minutes."

    Added: Changing "here" to "her" in first sentence.
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