Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2020
In 2020, the United States reported 7,174 TB cases and an incidence rate of 2.2 cases per 100,000 persons, which represents a 19.4% and 19.7% decrease, respectively, compared with 2019 (TB Incidence and Mortality (Vital Statistics): 1953–2020).
The decline in reported TB cases is larger than observed in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has probably affected reported TB incidence in the United States in several ways, including a combination of TB underdiagnosis and a true reduction in incidence.
The National Vital Statistics System collects information on the reported TB disease-related deaths. Data are released after a 1-year lag.
There were 526 TB-related deaths (0.2 deaths per 100,000 persons) reported in 2019, the most recent year for which data are available (TB Incidence and Mortality (Vital Statistics): 1953–2020).
- This represents a 3.0% decrease in deaths and a 3.4% decrease in mortality rate from 2018.
- Since 1992, TB disease-related deaths have declined by 69.1%, and TB disease-related death rates have declined by 75.9%.
Learn more in the Executive Commentary.
- TB by Race/Ethnicity: 1993–2020
- TB by Race/Ethnicity and Origin of Birth: 1993–2020
- TB by Age Group: 1993–2020
- TB by Age Group Among U.S.-Born Persons: 1993–2020
- TB by Age Group Among Non-U.S.–Born Persons: 1993–2020
- TB by Birth Cohort: 1993–2020
- TB by Origin of Birth: 1993–2020
- TB Among Non-U.S.–Born Persons by the Top 30 Countries of Birth: 2016–2020
- TB Rates by the Top 10 Countries of Birth in the United States: 2016–2020
- TB Among Non-U.S.–Born Persons, by Top Countries of Birth and Years in the United States: 2020
- TB by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Age: 2020
- TB Among U.S.-Born Persons, by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Age: 2020
- TB Among Non-U.S.–Born Persons, by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Age: 2020
- TB Genotyping Surveillance Coverage: U.S. 2004–2020
- TB Genotyping Surveillance Coverage: U.S.-Affiliated Areas, 2004–2020
- Mycobacterium bovis by Origin of Birth: 2004–2020
- Characteristics of TB Cases in GENType Clusters, by Alert Levels: 2018–2020
- TB Clusters by Size: 2018–2020
- Most Frequently Reported GENTypes: U.S., 2018–2020
- Most Frequently Reported GENTypes: U.S.-Affiliated Areas, 2018–2020
- Estimates of Recent Transmission Narrative
- Figure 1. Estimated Cases Attributed to Recent Transmission of TB, United States, 2019–2020
- Figure 2. Estimated Percentage of Extensive Recent Transmission of TB, United States, 2019–2020
- Characteristics of TB Estimated to be Attributed to Recent Transmission: 2019–2020