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President Donald Trump visits Florida, talks COVID-19 and storm preparedness

The president hosted a roundtable on coronavirus response and storm preparedness.

TAMPA, Fla. — President Donald Trump was in Tampa Bay Friday afternoon.

Trump participated in a "COVID-19 Response and Storm Preparedness Roundtable." The discussion was in Bellair, which is just south of Clearwater along the beach in Pinellas County.

As of the latest advisory, Hurricane Isaias is no longer forecast to strengthen into a Category 2 storm. A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of Florida's east coast, including north of Deerfield Beach to the Volusia-Brevard County line.

President arrives in Tampa

President arrives in Tampa LIVE: Air Force One is landing at Tampa International Airport as President Trump is in town for a roundtable on COVID-19 response and storm preparedness. https://bit.ly/3hTNuhP

Posted by 10 Tampa Bay on Friday, July 31, 2020

RELATED: Hurricane Isaias no longer forecast to strengthen into a Category 2 storm

As for the latest coronavirus reports from the state health department, Florida on Friday reported another 257 Floridians had died after testing positive. That's the fourth day in a row the state has broken its own record for the highest number of deaths in a single day's report.

The state on Friday also reported another 8,989 new COVID-19 cases for July 30.

RELATED: 257: For the fourth day in a row, Florida sees highest number of new reported COVID-19 deaths

President Trump in Tampa Bay

President Trump in Tampa Bay The president is in town this afternoon for a roundtable discussion on coronavirus response and storm preparedness. https://bit.ly/3hTNuhP

Posted by 10 Tampa Bay on Friday, July 31, 2020

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