WEDNESDAY PM: WV COVID-19 CASES AT 45 - Huttonsville Prison Has 102 Cases, Unruly Conflict Between Science And Politicians

More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, as epidemiologists and their science is in a unruly squabble with politicians.

There are six million cases world-wide with 356,000 deaths, mostly in the USA, suffering a mixed bag with preparedness.

Across America, there is a major increase in a number of states as businesses and public access reopens, with a spike in WV cases.

The Huttonsville, Randolph County prison had a total of 102 inmates test positive for the virus as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to data on the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ website, posing a threat to prison workers and their families.

State health officials added 32 new coronavirus cases to West Virginia's total Wednesday evening.

Thirteen new cases were reported AM Wednesday, making a total of 45 new cases for Wednesday. The state makes it difficult to access a daily total, with two reports.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release that the state now has a total of 1,899 cases as of 5 p.m.

The case breakdown by county includes (case confirmed by lab test/probable case): Barbour (9/0), Berkeley (286/11), Boone (9/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/0), Cabell (58/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (2/0), Fayette (47/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (10/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (23/0), Hancock (15/2), Hardy (38/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (135/0), Jefferson (164/3), Kanawha (214/2), Lewis (6/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (16/0), Marion (51/0), Marshall (28/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (39/2), Mingo (5/1), Monongalia (121/8), Monroe (6/1), Morgan (17/1), Nicholas (10/0), Ohio (41/0), Pendleton (9/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (16/1), Preston (17/5), Putnam (33/0), Raleigh (15/1), Randolph (104/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (10/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (9/0), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (97/0), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (51/3), Wyoming (3/0).

At least 1,280 residents have recovered from the virus, according to the state DHHR website. There are currently 618 known active cases.

No new deaths were reported Wednesday.