Publishing Latency Increase: ~100s on 4/2/2024 to ~1000s on 4/3/2024

(New poster here, so please recategorize if needed.)

Based on the status information posted here staging operation duration on seems to have risen by 10+x overnight, from ~100s to ~1000s. This is causing my publishing scripts to time out—and a 20m wait seems somewhat excessive.

The rest of the status page seems to consider this to be OK. Is this a new normal, or a temporary slowdown? (I saw a post about an update to the publishing software last night—not sure if that caused this or not.)