Mumbai: The Marine Drive bears a deserted look during lockdown& |  Photo Credit: IANS
Mumbai: As Mumbai continues to witness a rise in the number of coronavirus positive cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday announced that the total number of containment zones in the city stands at 750.
There are 76,294 COVID-19 positive cases in Mumbai, while the death toll stands at 4,461.
Residents leaving their homes without wearing masks will have to pay a fine of Rs Rs 1,000. The first COVID-19 patient was found in Mumbai on March 11.
As per the civic body, Mumbai, at present, has 5,831 sealed buildings and 750 containment zones.
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On June 28, the K-East ward (includes areas like Marol, Andheri East, and Mahakali) had the highest 5,172 COVID-19 cases, followed by G-North ward (4,811 cases) that includes areas like Mahim, Dharavi, and Dadar.
The lowest number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai is in B ward (750 cases) that includes areas like Masjid Bunder and Sandhurst Road.
Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31
In the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government had yesterday announced that it has extended lockdown till July 31. The current lockdown was scheduled to end on June 30.
All existing lockdown conditions will continue. Notably, the government will step-by-step ease restrictions over the next month.
Citizens will not be allowed to visit outdoors, except for essentials or for employment purposes, during this period.
Inter-district movement of people and long-distance travelling without any emergency are still barred.
As per an order issued by Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, all non-essential markets and shops except shopping malls and market complexes will stay open from 9 am to 5 pm.
Liquor shops will also remain operational and provide home delivery wherever allowed.