Japan's health ministry confirmed 8,327 new cases of coronavirus nationwide on Wednesday.
The figure is nearly twice that of a week earlier but below 10,000 for a 21st straight day.
Officials also confirmed 34 deaths across the country.
They say the number of seriously ill patients is 68, up one from the previous day.
Among the country's 47 prefectures, Tokyo reported the largest number of new cases at 1,002, up 628 from a week earlier, and two deaths.