The Worldometers' tally showed on Wednesday that the number of globally registered coronavirus infections topped 34 million.

The United States reported the most infections, with India and Brazil coming in second and third.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,015,150 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the record showed. During the same period, more than 25 million people have recovered from the illness.

Meanwhile, the UN's International Labour Organization says that at least 34 million jobs have been lost in Latin America due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ILO urged countries in the region to adopt “immediate strategies” to deal with the problem.

The coronavirus was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December 2019 and has since spread across the world. In late January, the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency in light of the epidemic. 207

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