Japan’s Health Ministry reported 289 new coronavirus cases and 34 deaths on Saturday.
That brings the country’s total infections to 15,551, with 712 of those from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
A total of 505 people have died, with 13 of those from the cruise ship.
The capital Tokyo has been hit hardest by the outbreak and has recorded at least 11,691 infections and 141 coronavirus deaths.
On Saturday, there were 160 additional infections and 15 people died in Tokyo, according to the city’s metropolitan government