The latest round of Covid-19 testing in the Premiership has yielded five positives; four players and a member of staff.
Three different clubs were focussed on with a total of 1056 tests carried out, according to Skysports.com.
The following statement was issued:
"Premiership Rugby can today (Thursday) confirm that on Tuesday, September 22, 1,056 players and club staff from Premiership clubs were tested as part of the PCR Covid-19 screening programme.
"Of those who were tested five people - from three different clubs - tested positive. Four of those who tested positive were players and one a member of staff.
"Those who tested positive and their close contacts are isolated and assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.
"Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency.
"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided under any circumstances. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing."