So far, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have gotten sick from a strain of E. coli, most likely from romaine lettuce.
In the U.S., infections have occurred in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington. So far five people in the U. S. have been hospitalized and one has died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — and an additional death has occurred in Canada. [Source]
Until health officials say that romaine lettuce is safe to eat, you might want to stick with other options in the meantime.