1,669 died due to infectious diseases in China in July

Updated: Aug 07, 2012, 20:16 PM IST

Beijing: A total of 1,669 people have died in China in July due to infectious diseases, with AIDS contributing to 70 per cent of the deaths, the government said today.

A total of 5,552 AIDS cases were reported in July, of which 1,173 were fatal, state-run Xinhua news agency reported quoting a Health Ministry statement.

In July, a total of 349,864 cases of infectious diseases were reported. Of those, 1,591 were fatal.

Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea were the top five infectious diseases, accounting for 95 per cent of all cases, according to the report.