A fever, a dry cough, and a loss of smell are the most common indicators of coronavirus, but they aren't the only symptoms.

A 62-year-old man in Versailles, France, apparently endured a painful four-hour erection, as reported by a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medecine.

The patient had been hospitalised after contracting COVID-19, displaying all the classic symptoms of the new disease, as well as breathing difficulties and diarrhoea.

After being put on a ventilator, the man reacted with a severe case of priapism (the medical term for a prolonged, unwanted erection of the penis). According to the journal, the case 'strongly suggests priapism related to SARS-CoV-2 infection.'

Doctors have noticed that a number of coronavirus patients form blood clots, which in this case had developed at the base of the penis, causing a long and painful erection. Fortunately, the man is now considered to have fully recovered from the virus.