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Alabama coach Nick Saban tests positive, showing COVID-19 symptoms

Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach Saturday's game against Auburn.

According to a statement released by the university, Saban received the positive test Wednesday morning and is showing "very mild symptoms." Because Saban is symptomatic, the test will not be categorized as a false positive.

"He will follow all appropriate guidelines and isolate at home," team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head athletic trainer Jeff Allen said in the statement.

Last month, the 69-year-old Saban received what was eventually deemed to be a false positive test.