Japanese health officials reported 3,831 new coronavirus infections as of 9 p.m. on Friday.
They reported 62 deaths, including 15 in Hyogo Prefecture, 10 in Tokyo, and eight each in Hokkaido and Osaka.
The overall total of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 215,265, including 712 from a cruise ship.
The tally of confirmed deaths has reached 3,198, including 13 from the vessel.
Health ministry officials say 644 patients in serious condition were being treated in intensive care units or with ventilators on Friday.
A total of 178,452 people, including 659 from the cruise ship, have recovered and left hospitals.