The nationwide outbreak of E. Coli tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has now sickened 45 people in California, according to state health officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday announced an update on the number of cases around the country: At least 197 people in 35 states have now become sick from the outbreak.
That was an increase of 25 cases since May 16.
The CDC says five people have died from the outbreak and 89 people have been hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 26 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure.
The first person reported to die in connection with the 0157:H7 E. coli strain was an 87-year-old man from Raymond, a community in Madera County, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).