Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

How many TB cases and deaths are there?

Situation in 2015

Estimated: 10.4 million
(range: 8.7–12.2 million) new TB cases.

Estimated: 1.4 million
(range: 1.2–1.6 million) HIV-negative people died from TB and 0.39 million (range: 0.32–0.46 million) HIV-positive people died from TB.

Notified: 6.1 million newly diagnosed TB cases.


The TB epidemic is larger than previously estimated, reflecting new surveillance and survey data from India. However, the number of TB deaths and the TB incidence rate continue to fall globally and in India.

Worldwide, the rate of decline in TB incidence remained at only 1.5% from 2014 to 2015.

This needs to accelerate to a 4–5% annual decline by 2020 to reach the first milestones of the End TB Strategy.