QCD corrections to the electroweak one-loop result for the partial
width $\Gamma(H\rightarrow b\bar{b})$ are studied. For the decay
channel into bottom quarks the rate is affected by a virtual top quark
through electroweak interactions. The calculation of QCD corrections
to this quantity is performed for an intermediate range Higgs mass in
the heavy top mass limit. The leading correction of order ${\cal
O}(G_F\alpha_s m_t^2)$ is estimated. Numerically the contribution is
of comparable size as the electroweak correction, but of opposite
sign.