Yes, we are aware; comment counts do not appear to be updating when viewing the main page.
We apparently have a resource availability issue. As far as I can tell, the counts are being updated correctly. (Yay!)
The problem seems to exist in a layer in which I lack expertise. The assistance of site admins has been requested.
UPDATE 20:23 23-02-2022
The problem has now been resolved. Many thanks to mechanicjay for fixing it again. As of yet we do not know the cause of the local mysql query node failure on one of our servers. However, as some of you have already deduced, there are many background tasks that are managed by the scheduler including updating comment counts, issuing moderation points, updating the journal index on the front page etc. The scheduler couldn't access the database and therefore couldn't do any of the tasks that we expect it to do.
In addition to expressing our gratitude to mechanicjay I would also like to say thanks to all in our community for your patience and good-humour in this rather protracted fix.
We apologize again for the fault in the counts. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.
Døes that mean we'll get the rest øf the cømment cøunts in a cømpletely different style?
Sure, though the department responsible for switching that for you has been sacked. You have to do it yourself now. The steps are: