Japan confirmed 3,055 new cases of the coronavirus as of 8 p.m. on Saturday.
This brings the total number of infections in the country to 242,764, including 712 on a cruise ship.
Health officials reported 31 deaths, including six in Osaka Prefecture, five in Hiroshima and Aichi. The overall death toll has risen to 3,585, including 13 on the vessel.
The health ministry officials say 711 patients are in serious condition.
A total of 197,079 people, including 659 from the cruise ship, have recovered and left hospitals.