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.
At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.
At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
The company came under fire last week because the family of a Connecticut woman who died in a 2003 crash had not been notified that her crash had been linked to a faulty switch, even though GM knew for years.
An email chain, released Monday by an attorney suing GM, again raises questions about how forthcoming GM has been with safety regulators and lawmakers.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Feinberg said he is still evaluating applications that haven’t been certified — or in some case, is seeking further documentation.
General Motors is recalling more than 60,000 vehicles in North America, the latest round of recalls this year for the automaker.