A UMass Amherst employee has died as a result of COVID-19.

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A UMass Amherst employee has died as a result of COVID-19.

According to university officials, this is the first time that an active employee has died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The employee has not yet been identified.

The university said its heartfelt sympathies go out to the employee's family, friends, and campus colleagues.

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