The recall affects cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years.
Each eligible death claim is worth at least $1 million.
The new total, which is four more than last week, was posted Monday on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg.
General Motors is recalling more than 81,000 vehicles because of problems that can cause power steering to fail.
General Motors confirmed Thursday that it will put the Chevrolet Bolt electric concept car into production, and the vehicle will be built at the Orion plant in Oakland County.
The families of 52 people killed in crashes caused by faulty General Motors small-car ignition switches will receive millions in compensation from a company fund.
If it weren’t for the recalls, 2014 would have been a stellar year for General Motors.
A GM spokesman said the checks are a couple thousand dollars more than expected as a reward for employees’ hard work during a difficult year.
“I can say that there will likely be more” death and injury claims granted, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg said.
With five days left before the deadline, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty ignition switches.