Meghalaya (9), Mizoram (8), Tripura (4) and Arunachal Pradesh (3)–all in the northeast of India–had the highest deaths per 100,000 population due to malaria between 2013 and September 2017, shows a FactChecker analysis of data from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, the agency under the health ministry responsible for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases.
The all-India average was 0.15 deaths per 100,000 population or 15 deaths per 10 million.
Mizoram (6,916), Meghalaya (5,450) and Tripura (2,924) were also among the top states by malaria cases per 100,000 population during 2013-2017. The all-India average was 450 cases per 100,000 population.
Malaria cases dropped 24% to 671,619 in 2017 (till September) from 886,919 in 2013. At 84, deaths due to malaria fell 81% in 2017 (till September) from 440 in 2013.
Source: National Vector Borne Disease Control ProgrammeNote: Data as of September 2017
(Vivek is an analyst with IndiaSpend.)