Merge request and notes count increased after upgrading from 15.6.8 to 15.11.13

Hello community,

I recently upgraded my Git-Lab Community Edition instance from version 15.6.8 to 15.11.13. After the upgrade, I noticed that the merge request and notes counts in the statistics have increased significantly.

Is this expected behavior due to changes in how these metrics are counted in version 15.11.13? I couldn’t find any specific information in the release notes regarding this. I would appreciate any insights or explanations regarding this change.

Thank you!

Before Up-gradation:

After Up-gradation: