Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 665 persons in 2017 in Lesotho, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 8.15 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Lesotho reached an all time high of 1,280 persons in 2005 and an all time low of 306 persons in 1990. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Botswana amounted to 300 persons, 567 persons in South Africa, 308 persons in Swaziland and 221 persons in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Lesotho has been ranked 1st within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.