Conda update is not updating, just repeats the update command

Running into a problem updating conda.

conda update -n base -c defaults condo

just yields the follow, that requests I execute the same update command issued.

conda update -n base -c defaults conda
Collecting package metadata (current_repodata.json): done
Solving environment: done

==> WARNING: A newer version of conda exists. <==
  current version: 22.9.0
  latest version: 24.3.0

Please update conda by running

    $ conda update -n base -c defaults conda

# All requested packages already installed.

Retrieving notices: ...working... done

Any workarounds?

It. looks like you already have the latest version of conda installed(24.3.0), so there is nothing to update.

Can you please type:

conda --version

to confirm that you are on version 24.3.0.

It’s not, conda --version returns
conda 22.9.0