Japan surpassed 150,000 Covid-19 cases Wednesday after reporting 2,029 new infections in the past 24 hours, according to the country's Health Ministry.
The nationwide total number of cases now stands at 151,098.
The Health Ministry also added 33 new deaths, bringing the country's death toll to 2,185.
Japan has seen nine straight days of a record-high number of coronavirus patients in intensive care and on respirators, with 493 people on Tuesday, up 21 from the previous day.
Tokyo reported 372 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the capital's total number of infections to 41,311.
Health Minister Norihisa Tamura said on Monday the country is facing "a sense of crisis."
"The number of people in serious condition tends to lag behind new cases. So, the fact that serious ones have increased to nearly 500 means we're facing a sense of crisis," Tamura said.