Numbers on icons

I am back to Fedora Silverblue after a long hiatus. I have Silverblue 39 installed and I’m encountering something I never saw on previous versions. There are numbers on my Home folder and Software icons. I click on them but the numbers dont go away. What do they mean, and how do I get rid of them?

The numbers you’re seeing on your Home folder and Software icons in Fedora Silverblue 39 are most likely indication badges, which typically represent the number of updates available for your system or applications.
you can update through the terminal also.

I ran

rpm-ostree update

and it said “no upgrade available.” The numbers are still on the Home folder icon. Went away on the Software icon.

Update: after a couple of reboots, the numbers have gone away. Strange.

could also have been flatpak updates

Would running flatpak update have any effect?