Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, confirmed to CNN that he will be meeting with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team virtually today at 2 p.m. ET.
The meeting will take place with the transition team assigned to the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Fauci has had initial conversations with Biden aides, including incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain, in recent days as part of the infectious diseases expert's expected role in the Biden administration.
The expected meeting was first reported by CBS.
The meeting comes a day after the total number of coronavirus deaths reported in a day set a new record and hospitalizations also reached an all-time high.
More than 100,200 patients were in US hospitals Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project. More than 2,800 Covid-19 deaths were reported Wednesday, the most the US has ever reported in a single day.