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India reports 19% jump in TB cases in 2021: India TB Report

TB notifications started to pick up towards the end of 2020, and a total of 1.8 mn cases could be notified, an increase of 11%

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya at release event of India TB Report 2022
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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya at release event of India TB Report 2022

Sohini Das Mumbai
India reported a sharp 19 per cent rise in tuberculosis cases in 2021 over the previous year, revealed the India TB Report 2022 released by the Union Health Minister on Wednesday. The total number of incident TB patients (new and relapse) notified during 2021 were 19, 33,381 as opposed to that of 16, 28,161 in 2020.

At the same time, there has been an increase in the mortality rate due to all forms of TB between 2019 and 2020 by 11 per cent in India. In absolute numbers, the total number of estimated deaths from all forms of TB excluding

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 6:08 PM IST

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