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They are included in the count. If you refresh the page after a few minutes, you will see that the counter has increased.
I discovered this feature when I periodically refreshed my question to check for new answers and comments. At every refresh, the counter increased by at least one.
A commenter said that s/he don't like that his/her own views are also counted on own questions. Me neither. A long time ago, I have created the following userscript.
To add a new question to the no-view list, just add
This is not restricted to your own questions. In fact, Using
Use case: I want to see if my monitored questions have received any updates. When I open the question with my script enabled, I won't get the false hope that someone is looking at it ;)