India TB Report 2020

India accounts for nine per cent of all HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB) deaths in the world, the second-highest number globally. Around 9,700 people die every year among TB-HIV co-infected patients, according to The India TB report 2020, that was released on June 24, 2020. A total 92,000 HIV-associated TB patients were recorded on an annual basis, the report said. This is slightly higher than what was reported in last year’s report that pegged this number at 86,000. The last report also said India ranked second-highest in this regard.