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Ex-Auburn football coach Pat Dye, 80, tests positive for coronavirus

Former Auburn coach and athletic director Pat Dye has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues, his son confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.

Dye, 80, has been asymptomatic for coronavirus, according to his son, Pat Dye Jr., an NFL agent.

"As has previously been reported, my dad has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus," Dye Jr. told ESPN in a statement on Thursday. "However, his positive test occurred a number of days ago during a routine precautionary test pursuant to his hospitalization for kidney-related issues.

"He has essentially been asymptomatic for the virus and is resting comfortably.