Premiership Rugby has announced seven players and two members of non-playing staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

A total of 856 players and staff from across the 12 Gallagher Premiership clubs underwent assessment during the second round of the competition's screening programme.

Those who have tested positive - in addition to their "close contacts" - will isolate in line with government guidelines.

Premiership Rugby plans to resume the current season on 14 August.

Last week there were 10 positive results, including six players.