On Monday, 1,000 arrests were reported by the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate, while yesterday it reported on the detention of more than 1,600 people.
All the latest arrests have taken place in the Oromia and Amhara regions, where the country's two biggest ethnic groups have been protesting against the government.
They are demanding more political freedom and economic benefits in a country ruled by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition since 1991.
Here is a breakdown of where the latest arrests took place:
• 670: West Arsi zone, Oromia
• 450: Shashamane, Oromia
• 302: West Guji zone, Oromia
• 110 "key actors and co-ordinators of the violence": Kelem Wolega zone, Oromia
• 93: Gondar zone, Amhara
• 13 businesspersons for closing their shops, 13 for calling for a strike and three teachers for "abandoning school": Gondar zone, Amhara
• 29 businesspersons for closing their shops: Bahir Dar, Amhara.