The Maharashtra government on Friday announced that it will give Rs 50,000 aid to kin or immediate relatives of people who lost their lives due to COVID-19, news agency reported on Friday evening.
Maharashtra reported 852 new coronavirus cases and 34 deaths in the last 24 hours while the number of active cases dropped below 9,000, the health department said on Friday evening.
The caseload in the state rose to 66,32,723 and death toll to 1,40,891. There are 8,106 active cases in the state now. The caseload has been revised and cumulative total slashed by 1,234 after removal of duplication, the department said.
The state has had less than 10,000 active cases for the last six days. The recovery rate stands at 97.7 per cent while fatality rate is 2.12 per cent, the health department said.