Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 677 persons in 2018 in South Africa, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 10.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in South Africa reached an all time high of 1,270 persons in 2007 and an all time low of persons in. When compared to South Africa's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Botswana amounted to 275 persons, 659 persons in Lesotho, 524 persons in Namibia and 441 persons in Swaziland in 2018.
South Africa has been ranked 1st within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.