Belgium's death toll surpassed 10,000 on Tuesday, according to Yves Van Laethem, inter-federal spokesman for the country's public health institute Sciensano.
The country has reported 117,115 cases in total.
In Germany, Angela Merkel struck a reflective note while addressing the country's parliament Tuesday, as she spoke about life during the pandemic.
The German Chancellor said that what she personally misses the most are “spontaneous encounters.”
Merkel also appealed to Germans to obey the pandemic rules as winter approaches. “I am sure: life as we know it will return, but now we have to be reasonable," Merkel said.
Elsewhere on the continent cases are spiking in Spain, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark and Hungary.