At least 50 people died in the landslide on Saturday in Tejerias, central Venezuela, Interior and Justice Minister Remigio Ceballos said on Thursday.
The latest balance by the authorities, released on Tuesday, indicated 43 dead, including two Portuguese.
“Right now, officially, we have 50” dead that “were handed over to families,” Ceballos told Telesur channel.
The minister did not mention the number of disappeared, 56, nor the number of destroyed houses, 400, according to the balance sheet made on Tuesday by Venezuelan vice president, Delcy Rodriguez.
The city, located about 70 kilometers from Caracas, is still under the control of more than 3,200 employees, including hundreds of military personnel, while tons of humanitarian aid are arriving to help the survivors.
However, state media reported progress in the area, with electricity being restored by 95%, some roads already cleared and the arrival of around 300 health workers to help the population.
The rains recorded in the last three weeks in Venezuela have caused landslides and floods in half of the country, where thousands of people have partially or completely lost their homes.
In addition to the fatalities in Tejerias, the authorities accounted for another 20 dead.