Following sites count alway zero displaying on Reader screen

Using latest version of Reader plugin and WordPress 4.1. On almost every Reader screen the Following count almost is always zero.

When I click on Following it does however say I am following 5 site and then lists them. . This is displayed as well as when I click “Following” to view the feed of Sites as follow.

From debugging the PHP code, when not on the follow screen the value of $this->user in the WMD_MSReader_Modules class is null in the get_followed_sites method.