The General Motors victim compensation fund has approved 57 death claims linked to accidents caused by a faulty ignition switch.
The number of claims for compensation is now at 4,345. Another 33 claims were received last week.
In addition to the death claims, the fund has also approved 85 claims involving injury.
Lawyer Ken Feinberg, who is overseeing the compensation fund, says they continue to check for eligibility for claims filed before a January 31 deadline. He has received 479 death claims and more than 3,860 injury claims since August.
GM has set aside $400 million to pay claims. The automaker recalled 2.6 million vehicles as a result of the ignition switch problem.