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Alabama officials update Nick Saban's COVID-19 condition

The test says Nick Saban is positive for COVID-19, aka coronavirus.

Saban, however, remains completely asymptomatic for the pandemic, which has infected more than 38 million people worldwide and more than 8 million in the United States.

Alabama officials on Thursday afternoon updated the condition of their coach.

“Coach Saban was evaluated by our team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson today,” Alabama released in its statement. “Coach remains asymptomatic at this point and is doing fine.

“He is continuing to self-isolate and will remain in the SEC testing protocol while being evaluated daily."

Saban and Alabama on Wednesday afternoon announced that both Saban and Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne had tested positive for COVID-19; both were said to be asymptomatic.

Still, Saban designated offensive coordinator and former Southern Cal and Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian as the coach in charge of all in-person preparations and team duties in advance of Saturday's home clash against No. 3 Georgia.

A four-time national championship-winning coach who turns 69 on Halloween, Saban, per established NCAA and SEC guidelines, will not be allowed to coach or communicate directly with staff during Saturday's game.